Matt and Mandy
    Footnotes

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Mar. 1994, 39

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt and Mandy

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    1. 1. Hurrah! Dad’s going to build our playhouse today!

      I’m going to start building it, big guy. It’s not a one-day job.

    2. 2. C’mon, Daddy, start sawing and hammering! Why are you reading those papers?

      They’re the plans for the playhouse.

    3. 3. You don’t need plans, Dad. Just make it look like this picture.

      I can’t without the plans. They were drawn by someone who knows a lot more about building playhouses than I do.

    4. 4. Several days later

      Here, Dad, put this board right over there.

      Let’s check the plans. It looks like it goes over here, instead, if we want a window in this wall.

    5. 5. Still later

      Let’s make this bench longer.

      Look at the plans, Princess. That wouldn’t leave room for the cupboard.

    6. 6. Finally …

      Wow, Dad, you’re a good playhouse builder!

      Well, I had some good helpers.

      And some good plans.