Matt and Mandy on way to school

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Good morning, Mister Matt and Miss Mandy.

Good morning, Mister Bernini.

What’s this?

It’s a thank-you gift for helping us stay safe.

We really appreciate it.

And we think you’re a nice person. Thank you.

Well, thank you right back. Now let’s get a couple of very nice children across this street.

At Mr. Bernini’s home.

I got a raise this morning.

A raise? How much?

This much!