Matt & Mandy

    “Matt & Mandy,” Friend, January 2020

    Matt & Mandy

    Matt and Franco walking through the snow

    Illustrations by Matt Sweeney

    It’s summer in Australia. I bet my cousin Max was at the beach surfing today.

    Mmmmf. Mmmmf.

    Every New Year’s Day, his family goes to the beach. They barbecue, play volleyball …

    Mmmmf. Mmmmf.

    Max has never played in the snow. Or even felt snow.

    Mmmmf! Mmmmf!

    Yikes! Right down my neck! Oh, that’s cold!

    What’s that you keep mumbling about?

    I said, “Poor Max.”

    Yeah, poor Max.