Oy, Feh, So? by Cary Fagan

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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, and soon they are all laughing so hard they’re practically crying. Cary Fagan’s characteristically dry humor and Gary Clement’s witty illustrations perfectly depict a family with loveable quirks in this story that is sure to become a favorite.

About Cary Fagan

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Cary Fagan is an award-winning children's author who is known for his timeless, quirky and deceptively simple stories that reveal complex and universal themes. He lives in Toronto.Gary Clement is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books and the editorial cartoonist for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.
Published April 9, 2013 by Groundwood Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Weekly Sunday visits from their two aunts and one uncle are so disagreeable that three children take steps to alter the atmosphere through some harmlessly exaggerated imitation.

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Oy, Feh, So?

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Three picture books look at intergenerational relationships.

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Every Sunday, it’s the same story: the narrator’s three crotchety relatives come over, plop down on the furniture, and respond to everything with the dismissive Yiddish interjections “Oy” (Aunt Essy),

Feb 25 2013 | Read Full Review of Oy, Feh, So?

Gr 2–5—Aunt Essy, Aunt Chanah, and Uncle Sam visit each Sunday to sit on the couch and complain. They preface their negative comments with, "Oy," "Feh," and "So?" Exasperated, the kids stage riotous scenarios in the living room, from armed robbery to aliens landing, only to get the same tepid res...

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