1. 189. Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas. His real name was Thomas Jefferson Kirchel. When Thomas is ten, he’ll be a doctor. When Thomas is thirteen, he’ll be a teacher so he can teach kids like Thomas. When Thomas is twenty, he’ll be a dentist so he can fix teeth like George Washington’s. When Thomas is old, like fifty, he’ll be an astronaut and go into outer space. And one day, Thomas will be an author and an illustrator – maybe when he is one hundred.