Celebrate Tomi Ungerer's 85th Birthday!
We asked artists, designers, authors and fans to share their wishes with the iconic illustrator on the occasion of his 85th birthday
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Watch Steve Heller share his birthday wishes in this video
Fans share their birthday wishes
Best wishes for a fabulous 85th birthday, Tomi. Betty Romani

Happy birthday, Tomi! You are the illustrator of my life! - Andrea Lopez

happy birthday tomi - you are the best - Franz Michael

We love Tomi's world!
Alles Liebe & Schöne zum Geburtstag!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Caroline

The Three Robbers is one of the first books I read in my childhood, and the best one I've ever had in my life!! Your books are always stylish and cool, and I just feel happy when I read or just seeing them. Now I live in NY and I really hope that you'd come to NY for some events!!!
Happy Birthday TOMI, I always love you and your works.
Best, Naoko

Happy Birthday Tomi Ungerer!
Having your fairytale illustrations around me as a child fueled my creative spirit and imagination long before I knew who created them. Your work has always been an inspiration. I still have: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Puss and Boots, Tom thumb, Red Riding Hood, Three Bears, Treasure Island and Aladdin all mounted on little wood blocks hanging in my studio. I've had them forever and they are my only childhood belongings that I still have. They have never been packed away. They have always been where I can see them.
With adoration,
Heidi Durbin

a harpie with a sharpie wishes tomi bonne anniversaire xxxx laurie

Another win for you, Tomi. Wishing you a most outstanding birthday. Victor

Happy Birthday Tomi. Thank you for keeping us young-erer! Samantha

Have a very Happy Birthday, Tomi! Kris

You're an inspiration Tomi! Roxana
Tomi Ungerer

Eight classic picture books by the legendary author, brought together in one lavish slipcased volume

This glorious treasury brings together eight iconic tales by Tomi Ungerer, featuring well-known classics (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Otto), acclaimed recent works (Fog Island), and lost gems (Zeralda's Ogre, Flix, The Hat, and Emile), some of which are being published for the first time in 50 years! Special features include a personal letter from Tomi, new quotes and anecdotes about each story, an exclusive interview, photos and previously unpublished materials from the making of some of his most celebrated works, such as storyboards, sketches, photographs, and images that inspired him.

"Tomi Ungerer, the contemporary and friend of Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein, is a gentle genius and this collection of eight of the French writer and illustrator's stories, plus a biography at the back, is a beautiful collection fit to take on through a life... There is not a dud in the pack - read them all" —The Times

"This compendium of illustrated tales by this master of children's literature is just beautiful." —The Little Book Collector

"[Ungerer's] illustrations move from strength to strength, with brilliant variety and inventiveness, balancing looseness and control... Ungerer's books are both good and great. This volume makes a worthy, and timely, addition to your kid's bookshelf." —Eye on Design


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