Strega Nona Takes a Vacation book. Tomie dePaola never fails to serve up laughs when he delves into a new story about Strega Nona and her two well-meaning but often bumbling assistants, Big Anthony and Bambolina. When Strega Nona dreams about her vacations as a young girl to visit her grandmother, she realizes that she is in need of a real vacation, during which time she can relax and not worry about treating the problems of the villagers
Everybody says, "Strega Nona needs a vacation!" But when she sends bubble bath to Bambolona and candy to Big Anthony, greedy Bambolona takes the candy for herself, leaving Big Anthony-and the town-in a sea of bubbles! Only Big Anthony, famous for his problem with pasta, could have trouble like this with soap! Award-winning artist/author Tomie dePaola brings us a warm and very funny addition to the stories of his most beloved character, Strega Nona.
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934, to a family of Irish and Italian background. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California. Loved the Strega Nona book as a kid. Love the fact that Tomie dePaola wrote something with Big Anthony NOT being the main cuase of trouble.
It has been a long time since Strega Nona had a vacation . Award-winning artist/author Tomie dePaola brings us a warm and very funny addition to the stories of his most beloved character, Strega Nona.
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation. About the Book (5 out of 5). Strega Nona is a grandmother Nonna from Italy who is respected in her village of Calabria as a Strega or a witch. Strega Nona is a medicine woman treating all kinds of illnesses such as headaches, toothaches and she even has ways of finding a husband for you! In this book of the series, Strega Nona dreams of her own Italian grandma. Her grandma persuades her to take a vacation as she is working herself too hard. If you have not read the other books in the series, you will still enjoy this book but may miss some of the humor. June 6, 2017 by. Author: Tomie dePaola Tag: July Picture Books Publisher: Puffin Books Publication Year: 2003. At night she dreams she's at her Grandma Concetta's little house by the seashore. During the day she hears Grandma Concetta's voice saying, "Vieni, Nonalina, come. A Simple Trick to Help You Read Aloud More (even on your busiest days).
Lately Strega Nona has been distracted-she even gave Signore Mayor the wrong remedy for his headache. One night Nona has a dream about her Grandma Concetta, who has been in heaven for many years, and her little house at the seashore. Nona decides that she will take a vacation there. While Strega Nona is away, Bambolona will do the daily remedies and Big Anthony will do the chores. With these two left in charge, what could possibly go wrong?
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation. Author : Tomie dePaola. Publisher : Penguin Young Readers Group. Lately Strega Nona has been distracted-she even gave Signore Mayor the wrong remedy for his headache. With these two left in charge, what could possibly go wrong?