Sara Ullman's first graders at Wasena Elementary in Roanoke, Virginia: What kind of cuss words did your dad say in the third book when he got mad?
Tomie: Are you sure you mean the third book? In 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE, the first book in the autobiographical "26 Fairmount Avenue" chapter book series, I wrote, "My dad said some bad words." It doesn't much matter if they were cuss words or bad words because I don't think I should tell you exactly which words he used.
Class: Did you like Nana Fall-River or were you scared of her?
Tomie: When I was little, I was scared of her. As an adult, I loved her.