Hannah in Ms. Patterson's class at Lincolnway Elementary in York, Pennsylvania: Who are your parents? They should be very proud of you.
Tomie: My parents were Flossie and Joe, and they were proud of me. (They died many years ago.)
Oswaldy: Are you a writer because of kids or money?
Tomie: When I was a boy, I wanted to write stories and draw pictures for them. I wanted to make books almost my entire life. Writing and illustrating books is my job. So, you could say that I write and illustrate books for both kids and money.