I’ve been getting your mag for two years and
I absolutely love it! Zoot, I have been playing the
violin for f ive or six years and I am trying to con-
vince my four-year-old sister to play cello. Right
now she has her heart set on playing guitar. Who
is your favorite composer? I can’t decide between
Mozart and Beethoven.
Ladybug, I know everyone says this, but I’ll say
it again. Try to be a little bit less bossy. How would
you feel if someone bossed you around? Pussy-
willow, you are the most adorable thing ever!
I love reading and I seem to devour books.
Both of my parents are college English professors,
so I guess it makes sense. My favorite books are
Harry Potter, Harry Potter, and Harry Potter! Who
else is a Gryff indor? Because I am.
Lizzy, age 11
Oh, I can’t name one favorite composer!
DvoĜák, Gershwin, Copland, Rossini, Johann
Strauss, Mozart, the Beatles,...
when she was little. My mom reads me the issues
Jose, age 10
Cochecton, New York
I’m going to give you a short excerpt
of my appreciation of your magazine
by saying, frankly, your mag is ter-
rif ic, stupendous, fantastic, and
totally 100 percent awesome!
My favorite character is—wait
like Ladybug. I understand; I’m bossy,
too. I think Pussywillow would be
really great if she developed her
personality a little bit more.
My family has f ive-and-a-
half cats. The “half ” is this cat
who we haven’t really adopted
but seems to have adopted us! My
cats’ names are Blacko, Emmet-
Otter, Mama Kitty, Catf ish, Lunar, and
Timmo. We also have two seven-year-old chickens
who still lay eggs. My absolute number one sport
is soccer, and I play right mid. I also like swimming.
I swim in a competitive swim club. I like all classic
books like the Little House series, the Wizard of
Oz books, and Charlie and the Great Glass Eleva-
tor. I am homeschooled and have one brother,
To b ia s.
Sophia White, age 11
Happy April Fools’ Day!
What are some traditions you may have? Last
year I made a pan of “brownies” (several letter
the counter. My mom found them and burst out
Down to Earth, Chatterbox
I’m not really a fan of April Fools’ Day. No one’s
ahead of you. Push open doors before you walk
down. 2. Smell absolutely everything before
you taste it. Don’t accept gum from
anyone. 3. Be prepared for jumpscares
or something doesn’t seem to work,
Happy April Fools’ Day
Down to Earth
I enjoy reading your magazines. My
favorite buggies are Ugly Bird, Cricket,
and Weenie. Weenie, you are kind of
like me. I used to get grouchy a lot.
Kaiden, age 9
You’re sweet and lovable, but you really need
to relax sometimes. Could you go on a retreat or
something? Maybe you could go to one in the
Smoky Mountains, here in Tennessee.
My great-great-uncle was Great Uncle Lem,
the last living resident in Smoky Mountains
National Park! They gave him a lifelong lease when
he was sixty, and he lived twenty more years.
Hikers would hike up to see him and his pet bear.
My favorite section of the
magazine is Cricket League,
I think the name “Cricket
Country” should be changed
to “Ladybug Country” for
one issue. Ladybug would
get so happy and proud, she’d
Lottie, age 11
I’ve wanted rats since second grade, however,
who owns any. Blue Moon, you have rats, right?
What is it like to have rats as pets?
CBer Q & A, This Month, Chatterbox
what it’s like to take care of them. They’re very
playful and mischievous. This make them really
FOR YOU. MEWY YAY!
YOU TASTE? I DON’T
EVEN WANT TO KNOW
WHAT THAT’S ABOUT.
PUSS HAS HER OWN
WAY OF DOING
THINGS. RIGHT, PUSS?
A BEAR AS
A PET? EEK!