Second grader Katelyn in Mrs. Barden's class at Tanglewood Elementary in South Glens Falls, New York: Did you like tap dancing when you were little? I used to take jazz lessons when I was six years old. I quit because I was nervous about the recital.
Tomie: I loved tap dancing, and I loved the recitals. I write about some of them in my chapter books, including the newest chapter book, FOR THE DURATION, soon to be published. My career as a performer began at age three. I would dance on the stoop of our house for the workers who walked by the house. I was quite a hit with them! I also turned over my sandbox so that I could use it as a stage.