Leticia in Ms. Kenebrew's third grade class at Gray Elementary in Balch Springs, Texas: I like your books because you use big words in your books and synonyms and antonyms, too. It has nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.
Tomie: I'm a regular genius!
Ms. Kenebrew: I feel your book, BONJOUR, MR. SATIE, is an excellent way to introduce young readers to other cultures and customs. I am wondering if you might have thought of a few sequels to this book?
Tomie: I had a lot of ideas for more books featuring Mr. Satie and his travels. However, the first book didn't sell as well as the publisher wanted. So, the publisher didn't encourage me to write more Mr. Satie books.