Mrs. Avery's third grade class at Stevens Elementary in Wallingford, Connecticut, wrote letters.
Donovon: My dad is 33 and cool just like you. When I grow up I want to be like you because you're exciting.
Tomie: I get mistaken for 33 all of the time, but I'm actually 76. I'm very cool. Exciting, too.
Milana: I love your paintings at the Wallingford Public Library.
Tomie: Thank you, Milana, for reminding me that many of my original paintings are on permanent display in the children's room at the Wallingford Public Library.