LONG, OBLONG POSTER, INSCRIBED BY DE PAOLA
DE PAOLA, Tomie. Hello Book. No place: no publisher, 1977. Oblong poster, framed; entire piece measures 36-1/2 by 8 inches. $750.
Original poster, inscribed by De Paola, “To Mary Ann, with love, Tomie de Paola 1980.”
This wonderful poster appears to be a National Book Week poster for 1977, with several children reading and several singing the words “Hello Book.” “Children greatly enjoy de Paola’s recognizable characters and clean, stylized art form and respond to the energy and empathy expressed in both his ink and watercolor art and in his storytelling… His popularity and volume of work assure him prominence in the world of childeren’s books” (Silvey, 195-197).
Three light fold lines; inscription somewhat faded. Fine condition, a delightful piece.