I enjoy his books about living with grandparents and the special part they play in our lives. His book Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It is a story about a little boy who takes one of his friends to his Grandmother's house. The little boy warns his friend about what he considers the strange things his Grandmother does. His friend is intrigued and finds his Grandmother wonderful. A great lesson for all of us.
To end, here is a wonderful video of an interview with Tomie dePaola on the value of reading aloud. It is a wonderful reminder of the gift we give our children. Happy Reading!