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Oy, Feh, So?

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Gary Clement

tagged: multigenerational, imagination & play, humorous stories
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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Apr 2013
pages: 40
ISBN:9781554981489
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
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

Cary Fagan

CARY FAGAN is an award-winning author for children and adults. In 2014 Cary was awarded the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People for his body of work. Cary was born and raised in Toronto, where he lives with his family.

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Gary Clement

GARY CLEMENT is an award-winning author and illustrator. He has won the Governor General’s Award (Illustration) for The Great Poochini and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award (Illustration) for Just Stay Put, and Oy, Feh, So by Cary Fagan. 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. Gary lives in Toronto where he regularly exhibits his drawings and paintings.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, The Governor General's Literary Awards- Children-s Literature- Illustrations
Editorial Reviews

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

— Kirkus Reviews

… a charming read for young children… Fagan has made this a great book for reading aloud.

— CM Magazine

Cary Fagan clearly knows how to laugh…and you’ll be only too happy to join in…[Gary Clement] is Fagan’s perfectly matched energetic partner –your family’s oldsters never looked, or sounded this good…

— BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

... very funny ...

— Publishers Weekly