Meet Joey, age 9:
Tell me a little about yourself: I’m 9 years old and I like playing Lottie and Finn with Katie. I’ve got a lot of Legos that I like to play with and I love learning Spanish. I love Roman Numerals and I want to be a policeman when I grow up or maybe a zookeeper.
What’s it like being 9? It’s fun especially when you’re the oldest because then you get to be in charge and help look after your siblings. You also get a bigger serving of elderberry syrup and now I have a hamster because I’m 9.
What do you like about yourself? I like that I’m eager to build and I also like playing with my siblings.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? My favorite color is red and I like everything to eat. And I write a series of books called Animal Fight. I’m working on Book #17 right now, Armando the Lively Anteater.
Meet William, age 7:
Tell me a little about yourself: My favorite thing to do is eat and do karate. I like to eat peanut butter and almond butter sandwiches. Also, another favorite thing to do is snuggle Mommy.
What’s it like being 7? It feels so great. You just have a lot of energy and you can’t wait to get it out.
What’s your favorite book? I have a lot, but one of my favorites is Swiss Family Robinson because they get stranded on an island and they have to survive.
What do you like about yourself? My hair. It’s getting dredlocks.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? My birthday is coming up. I’m excited to be 8 because that means I’m one year closer to marrying someone. I might marry my friend Ada because she’s very nice and she likes to dance and she’s 8.
Meet Andrew, age 5:
Tell me a little about yourself: My birthday is June 22 and I’ll be six years old, as old as my friend, Cameron. I used to want to be a mud puddle but now I want to be a monster. Hopefully a monster with horns and sharp teeth and claws as sharp as knives. I’ll be a good monster, though, and scoop up bad monsters with my horns and fling them.
What’s it like being 5? Oh it’s really nice. I like playing with Joseph and William and Katie. I like it because I can spend my day outside.
What’s your favorite book? Uncle Wiggily. My favorite story in there is Uncle Wiggily and the Freckled Girl.
What do you like about yourself? I like that I’m not always mean anymore.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? I like monster books and I like playing with yarn.
Meet Katie, age 3:
Tell me a little about yourself: I am nice to Joseph. I like to do my ABCs and I like to swing. I really like to pretend I’m driving the car and I like to pretend I’m the mommy.
What’s it like being 3? I sleep with mommy and daddy and I like to always be with my mommy. I’m a good eater…I get ice cream when I give Daddy a kiss.
What’s your favorite book? Anne of Green Gables.
What do you like about yourself? The way I run.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? I like going to the aquarium and I like to snuggle and play Uno with Granny. My best friends are William, Joey and Rooey. Eleora, Maddie and Baby ‘Retta are my best girl friends. I like everything that is pink and I love to “read” to my mommy. I start a lot of my stories with “Last year…” or “Yesterday…” (although I have no concept of time yet).