Alexander: Your books are fine but you need to write more grown-up words. Grown-up words are important you know? First graders know lots of grown-up words. Why are your grown-up words so grown-up? Can you you write more grown-up? All of your books are challenging.
Tomie: When I was a little boy we didn't know as many grown-up words as children know today. I wrote the "26 Fairmount Avenue" books using the words I knew as a child. You might want to try reading CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED. It has a lot of grown-up words in it.