Hee hee, Nic is afraid of ticKs. I think someone should write a picture book, A Tick for Nic. I told our Sibert Medalists that I would speak on their behalf to The Grobster, aka Betsy Groban, publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books, about funding the intrepid pair for a trip to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, from whence they will return with a terrific book about squids and penguins. Or maybe that’s two books. And I’m also happy to inform you that both Sy and Nic think (some) animals can love us back.
Congratulations, you two, and safe travels.