"I'm not going," I said. I had waited a long time for Mr. Walt Disney's movie. My mom, who is probably the smartestperson in the world, understood. "All right, Tomie, sit right here and don't move. I'llbe in the lobby with your brother." That was fine with me.
"Tomie dePaola's readers are going to love this longer look into his world. He has given us a rollicking glimpse into life in the thirties and his own childhood. The writing is vivid and clear to the emerging reader; the story warmly and beautifully told."-Patricia Reilly Giff
"By reading this book, I know even more about my pal Tomie. Everyone should read 26 Fairmount Avenue-and feel like Tomie's his or her friend too. Fine writing-fine art-fine friend!"-Paula Danziger
26 Fairmount Avenue is a charming, gentle, funny beginning of what we hope will be more stories of Tomie's Life, told in the voice of the child Tomie. His respect and reverence for both the old and the young is clear-in his life and in his stories. -Patricia MacLachlan