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Five Little Gefiltes


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Dave Horowitz ( grew up in Smithtown, New York. He studied coloring at a famous art college in Rhode Island, played drums in Oregon, worked in New York City and was a professional rock climber. Now he lives in New York's Hudson Valley, where he's just trying to be a mensch. Five Little Gefiltes is one of several books he has written. Others include Beware of Tigers, The Ugly Pumpkin and Soon, Baboon, Soon.



"Think of this as pretty tasty schmear."--Publishers Weekly

"Silly, but all in good fun."--School Library Journal

"The illustrations are full of humor . . .Nostalgic looks back at the lively culture of immigrant Jews are worthy of applause."--Kirkus Reviews

"You do not have to be Jewish to enjoy reading the tale of the five little gefiltes . . . The jolly nonsense is visualized with cut paper, charcoal, and colored pencils on double-page spreads. Very simple city settings include background silhouettes of buildings and, frequently, storefronts with funny signs. Speech balloons give a few characters a chance to express feelings such as "What a shnook" or "Such chutzpah." The family is depicted as simple ovals with a few lines that still manage to communicate their feelings quite clearly. As the guys note on the jacket, "Such a nice book.""--Children's Literature

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