Greta, a second grader, lives in Eagan, Minnesota and wrote a brief note.
Greta: I like 24 VERMONT AVENUE.
Tomie: I'll try to read 24 VERMONT AVENUE someday. I hope you'll be able to read 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE someday.
Greta: I also like Strega Nona because Strega Nona's FAT!
Tomie: Many years ago, my doctor said to me, "Your blood pressure is good. Your cholesterol is good. The only thing wrong is that there's too much of you." So, Strega Nona isn't fat. There's just too much of her.