wordnerdgirl:

Strega Nona is a very magical story that brings readers into a fantasy world. While this world may seem hard for some people to imagine, it relies more on pictures to show details rather than the text. Text is kept to a maximum of three or four sentences (though usually just one or two) while pictures take up no less than half of the page. Author and illustrator, Tomie de Paola chose to play with rhythm and rhymes in the text by creating a fun song for the magic pasta pot. This also helps to add to the magical feel of the book, specifically in regards to the pasta pot. Despite the story’s fantasy world, de Paola still managed to make Big Anthony a relatable character. Even though Big Anthony is not perfect children will relate and connect to him because many children will at one point of their lives let their excitement or curiosity take over them and cause them to perhaps miss an important message, just like how Big Anthony’s excitement and curiosity caused him to play with the magic pasta pot and miss the crucial last step to kiss the pasta pot in order to turn it off. 

wordnerdgirl:

Strega Nona is a very magical story that brings readers into a fantasy world. While this world may seem hard for some people to imagine, it relies more on pictures to show details rather than the text. Text is kept to a maximum of three or four sentences (though usually just one or two) while pictures take up no less than half of the page. Author and illustrator, Tomie de Paola chose to play with rhythm and rhymes in the text by creating a fun song for the magic pasta pot. This also helps to add to the magical feel of the book, specifically in regards to the pasta pot. Despite the story’s fantasy world, de Paola still managed to make Big Anthony a relatable character. Even though Big Anthony is not perfect children will relate and connect to him because many children will at one point of their lives let their excitement or curiosity take over them and cause them to perhaps miss an important message, just like how Big Anthony’s excitement and curiosity caused him to play with the magic pasta pot and miss the crucial last step to kiss the pasta pot in order to turn it off. 

  1. zylphiacrowley reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  2. alliwantedwasparadise reblogged this from beautifulracingminds
  3. beautifulracingminds reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  4. lookslikealesbian reblogged this from fuckyeahreading
  5. nedster16 reblogged this from wordnerdgirl and added:
    LOVED this book as a kid.
  6. jumptheheightspart2 reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  7. loolagirl reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  8. rrrakem reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  9. chewedpineapple reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  10. hey-itsray reblogged this from rueboy
  11. rueboy reblogged this from oxygenius
  12. bhaktivortex reblogged this from noamountoffireorfreshness
  13. noamountoffireorfreshness reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  14. break-a-rule reblogged this from mistervuhsahchee
  15. mistervuhsahchee reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  16. concrete-heart reblogged this from literatureismyutopia
  17. sexforcookie reblogged this from wordnerdgirl
  18. spiralbones reblogged this from bruised-like-a-peach and added:
    I forgot all about this. I read this all the time in elementary school
  19. bruised-like-a-peach reblogged this from literatureismyutopia
  20. onnasannomiya reblogged this from literatureismyutopia and added:
    This sounds wonderful! If I ever have a mutant power, I hope it’ll be the ability to conjure pasta. I’m sure I could...
  21. cocinaculinario reblogged this from literatureismyutopia
  22. imsoakinginkerosene reblogged this from emcat37 and added:
    i loved this book as a kid!!! and i love tomie depaola books
  23. emcat37 reblogged this from literatureismyutopia
  24. ecstacyforeyes reblogged this from immatureliterature
constantly stalking & celebrating tumblr's reading habits. all opinions belong to those we reblog, unless signed off by us. Here's to finding new book buys, new favorite writers, & new reading buddies!



SUBMIT SOMETHING

Browse through recommended books and submissions from others.


OR GO RANDOM

admin: liy | teeaah
cameos: lainieyeoh | srsly

view archive



Ask me anything

submit