Saturday, October 23, 2010


Muhammad is in Mrs. Doolittle's first grade class at Boght Hills Elementary in Cohoes, New York: Your book are the bast and your ilstrashine but could you plees make mor Stregas Nona and Big Anthonys books and my frawete acter is Banblon becuaes she wamd Big Anthony with her pers.

Tomie: "Wamd" puzzled me until I remembered this illustration. "Wamd" is pronounced as it's spelled... "whammed."

Illustration Copyright 1993 by Tomie dePaola. From the book, STREGA NONA MEETS HER MATCH, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons.