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Gitty and Kvetch

by Caroline Kusin Pritchard, illus. by Ariel Landy

Dear Reader,

When I think about my own Jewish identity, I'm transported back to my grandparents' living room. I can still hear my effervescent Poppy gushing about everything from the weather to my finger paintings, while Bubby rolled her eyes with a smile and peppered in an exasperated "Oy vey..."

It's this spirit of wide-eyed enthusiasm and connection--with a dash of playful curmudgeonliness--that I hoped to capture with GITTY AND KVETCH. Glass-half full Gitty is set on schlepping her bird friend along for yet another adventure. As much as Gitty wants the day to be just perfect, Kvetch knows better.

There are so few picture books that engage Jewish themes outside of holidays and food. I hope this story will help add to the conversation in a way that is accessible and joy-filled. It's meant to have all kids laughing and shouting out Yiddish to their heart’s content. And just wait until they discover the twist ending :)

Enjoy,
Caroline Kusin Pritchard
https://carolinekusinpritchard.com




PUBLISHER: 
Athenuem Books for Young Readers

PUB DATE: 
September 14, 2021

ISBN:
9781534478268

TYPE OF BOOK:
Picture Book

AGE RANGE: 
4-8

PRICE: 
$17.99

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