On this day, November 28, 1931, illustrator and author Tomi Ungerer was born in Strasbourg, France. As a young man Ungerer was inspired by illustrations in The New Yorker magazine. In 1957 he moved to the U. S. and his first children’s book was published and he also did illustrations for many popular magazines. In 1998 he was awarded a Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution as a children’s illustrator.

Tomi Ungerer