I posted this Nighttime Ninja-Mr Satie mashup by chance just two days ago, not knowing that Tomie DePaola, author & illustrator of Bonjour, Mr. Satie; Strega Nona, and so many other beloved books, was near the end. The joy and love in all his books will continue to enrich our lives.
Nighttime Ninja received the Children’s Choice Award in 2013, and Tomie presented the award to Ninja’s illustrator Ed Young. When I sent a thank-you note to Tomie, he wrote me a wonderful note in response. A very sweet, generous man to many.