Dear Mr M Horowitz,
My name is Mary Daisy Dinkle and I am 8 years old, 3 months and 9 days. My favourite colour is brown and my favourite food is sweetened condensed milk followed closely by chocolate. I have a rooster called Ethel that looks like this. He doesn't lay eggs but will one day. My mother likes smoking, cricket and sherry and my father likes playing in his shed with dead birds.
Where do babies come from in America? Do they come from cola cans? In Australia they are found in beer glasses. Here is a drawing of me. I can't draw ears proper but I'm good at teeth. It would be great if you could write back and be my friend.
Mary Daisy Dinkle
PS. I hope you like the chocolate bar I'm also sending. It's called a Cherry Ripe.