The New Adventures of Matt and Mandy


Mandy in class(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Maryn Roos

Mandy’s first day in her new school

Class, this is Mandy Cooper. Her family just moved into town, and she will be in our class. Mandy, tell us about yourself.

I wish I didn’t have to do this.

Well, I’m 11 years old. And I have a little brother named Matt. He’s nine and a half. Umm …

Tell us about your hobbies. What do you like to do?

I love animals, especially horses. I collect pictures and figures of horses. Someday I want to have my own horse. I like to make cookies and play soccer. Oh, and I’ve been taking piano lessons for four years, but now we have to find a new piano teacher.

What else?

What’s your favorite food? Do you have a favorite book?

My favorite food is my mom’s cheesy potatoes. And my favorite book is, umm … the Book of Mormon.

What’s that?

What did I just say?

To be continued …