A mother in Eliot, Maine, wrote:
Thank you for all of your wonderful drawings, artwork, and stories. My 13 year old son and I have been reading you since he was a baby. Names like Strega Nona, Big Anthony, Helga (to name just a few) are regular references in our home, in our lives to this day. So thank you, thank you for [helping] this family [make] some of our own togetherness through your work.