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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 7, 2011

We all want smart and global children, right? Let’s start by making sure they understand the meanings behind the many special days that nations across the world choose to recognize.

Celebrated on March 17 of each year, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday named after one of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461). Many of us look forward to feasting away this highly-spirited day in the holiday’s more secular form; however, not putting aside any shamrocks, green colored cookies, green clothing, or pots of gold—we know that these elements are symbolic and a lot of the fun—these two books will help give this festive day some historical back bone, in a child-friendly way.

Not so long ago, I posted a book review of the New York Times Best Seller, Brava, Strega Nona! Today I am posting an interview with the downright neighborly Tomie dePaola. Please enjoy …

Bianca: How does it feel to see Strega Nona come to life in your new pop-up book, Brava, Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book?

Tomie: It is so much fun to see Strega Nona’s world come to life in 3D. The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota has done three Strega Nona full stage productions, so it isn’t the first time I’ve

seen Strega Nona come to life off the page, but this book is really so special. My favorite spread is the one of Big Anthony and the pasta.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review Published: November 26, 2008 Ten children's books picked for Thanksgiving, baby to teen: My First Thanksgiving by Tomie dePaola Reading level: Baby-Preschool Board book: 14 pages Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (August 14, 2008) Publisher's synopsis: The traditional celebration is clearly and simply explained in My First