Second graders at Portledge School in Locust Valley, New York have started to petition for a new book.
Lauren: I have an idea for your next book. It is JUDIE.
Kayla: The next book that you write could be called MEET JUDIE.
Sabriya: MEET JUDIE is an idea for a book because we have not met Judie yet.
Tomie: My sister Judie has not been born in the autobiographical "26 Fairmount Avenue" chapter books. But, she will soon. I offered to put her in a chapter book right away. It would have meant that she would have been born earlier than she actually was. It would have meant that she would be older than she actually is. She has decided to wait until her actual birth day in the chapter books.