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Children's Fiction Multigenerational

Oy, Feh, So?

by (author) Cary Fagan

illustrated by Gary Clement

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2013
Category
Multigenerational, Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554983483
    Publish Date
    Mar 2013
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554981489
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 8

Description

In this hilariously written and illustrated story, three children turn their family's weekly Sunday visit from Aunt Essy, Aunt Chanah and Uncle Sam on its head. And in the end, they all have a ball.

Every Sunday Aunt Essy, Aunt Chanah and Uncle Sam drive up in the old Lincoln for the afternoon. They plop themselves down in the living room, and no matter what anyone says their response is always the same — "Oy," "Feh," "So?"

One afternoon the three children try to provoke a different reaction. They fake a robbery, produce a terrifying child-eating dragon and pretend to be kidnapped by space invaders, but their aunts and uncle remain unimpressed. In exasperation the children take to mocking them, with red wool for hair like Aunt Essy's, a big pillow for a belly like Uncle Sam's and a pair of toy glasses like Aunt Chanah's…and soon they are all laughing so hard they're practically crying.

Cary Fagan's characteristically dry humor and Gary Clement's wonderfully witty illustrations perfectly depict a family with loveable quirks in this story that is sure to become a favorite.

About the authors

Acclaimed author CARY FAGAN is beloved by adults and children alike. His books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels, and Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas; Thing-Thing was a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and made the Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire Best Books of the Year lists. He has won numerous other awards including the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award, and has twice had honour books in the Silver Birch Award. Visit him at www.caryfagan.com

 

Cary Fagan's profile page

Gary Clement is an author and illustrator of children’s books who won the Governor General’s Award for The Great Poochini and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Just Stay Put. He has also illustrated A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King and Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel by Celia Barker Lottridge. He is the editorial cartoonist for the National Post, and his work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Toronto where he regularly exhibits his drawings and paintings.

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Editorial Reviews

... [an] amusing scenario ... [today's kids] will appreciate the overall sentiment.

Kirkus Reviews

... very funny ...

Publishers Weekly

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