Paying Attention

Strega Nona, which means “grandmother witch” in Italian, is a wise old women who has served her village will for many years. Hard-working and attentive, she would never forget the magic that would stop her pasta pot from boiling over.
Big Anthony does NOT pay attention. He forgets (or never hears) the magic that will stop the pasta from spreading all over the town, risking all those around him.

4 thoughts on “Paying Attention

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Tomie dePaola, Julie. Sadly, I had not heard of him before. Once our library reopens, I will take a look at some of his books.
    And I assume you had one particular person in mind when you pointed out Anthony’s shortcoming?! 🙂

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