Students in Merrill Brown's library class at Cleveland Court Elementary in Lakeland, Florida, have questions about "CHARLIE NEEDS A CLOAK."
Jacob: Why doesn't Charlie have a dog to help with the sheep?
Tomie: Charlie doesn't own a dog because he doesn't have much money.
Alexis: Why is the mouse taking stuff?
Tomie: The mouse is mischievous, and very strong.
Peyton: Why does the story begin before the title page?
Tomie: I thought it was a clever way to organize the book.