Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Childhood favorite

I love Tomi Ungerer. Love love love. When I daydream about accepting awards (unclear for what), I always include Tomi in my pompous acceptance speech. "Thank you Tomi" I say and pause while dabbing tears from my eyes before adding "for making my childhood richer and greater!

Thank you for peopling your books with individuals with prosthetic limbs, scared men, fainting gentlemen, a man with a gold watch cutting through his bald head and a screaming woman with a fountain pen stuck to her nose. I love you Tomi, you are the bestest (grammatically incorrect, but the audience thinks it's ok since I'm a foreigner and my saying "bestest" makes them feel superior).