It's now time for Miss Vicino's class at Atholton Elementary to ask questions.
Q: Why do you have lots of peacocks in STREGA NONA?
A: I like peacocks, and they're fun to draw.
Q: Have you been to Italy?
Q: Have you been to Calabria?
Q: What was your first book you wrote?
A: The first book I both wrote and illustrated was THE WONDERFUL DRAGON OF TIMLIN.
Q: Why did you write BONJOUR, MR. SATIE?
A: I had a wonderful cat I had named Satie. When I would go on trips, I imagined Satie to have a very active life, including going on his own travels. So, I decided to write a book about Satie's adventures.
Q: Are you Italian?
A: My mother was Irish and my father was Italian. I'm an Irish-Italian American.
Comment: I enjoyed reading your spectacular books.
A: I enjoyed reading your spectacular letters.