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