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Yiddish with Dick and Jane

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ISBN13: 9780316159722
ISBN10: 0316159727
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@lt;EM@gt;Jane is in real estate.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;Today is Saturday.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;EM@gt;Jane has an open house.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;EM@gt;She must@lt;/EM@gt; schlep @lt;EM@gt;the Open House signs to the car.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;EM@gt;See Jane@lt;/EM@gt; schlep@lt;EM@gt;.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;Schlep@lt;EM@gt;, Jane.@lt;/EM@gt; Schlep@lt;EM@gt;.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;Schlep, schlep, schlep.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;In text that captures the unque rhythms of the original @lt;EM@gt;Dick and Jane@lt;/EM@gt; readers, and in 35 all-new illustrations, a story unfolds in which Dick and Jane--hero and heroine of the classic books for children that generations of Americans have used when learning to read--manage to express shades of feeling and nuances of meaning that ordinary English just can't deliver. How? By speaking Yiddish, employing terms that convey an @lt;EM@gt;attitude@lt;/EM@gt;--part plucky self-assertion, part ironic fatalism. When Dick @lt;EM@gt;schmoozes@lt;/EM@gt;, when Jane @lt;EM@gt;kvetches@lt;/EM@gt;, when their children @lt;EM@gt;fress@lt;/EM@gt; noodles at a Chinese restaurant, the clash of cultures produces genuine hilarity.

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"Dick and Jane are all grown up, and they're living in the real world-and it's full of tsuris (troubles). That's the premise of this hilarious little book, which functions both as a humorous tale and a genuine guide to a language with a sentiment and world view all its own. Jane is married to Bob and has two perfect children. Dick schmoozes with business people over golf: 'Schmooze, Dick. Schmooze....' Their sister, Sally, who teaches a course in 'Transgressive Feminist Ceramics,' can see that life is not perfect, even though dear Dick and Jane cannot. Their mother has a stroke ('Oy vey, Jane,' says Dick when he learns the news). Bob's best friend's wife is having an affair because the best friend himself is gay (''Tom is more than gay, Sally,' says Dick. 'He is overjoyed.'... 'Oy Gotenyu oh, God help us,' sighs Sally.') And purse dealers take advantage of the gullible. The brief story is priceless, but the equally funny glossary is a great reference to which readers can return any time they need the right Yiddish word-or whenever they need to determine whether the jerk they just saw is a putz, a schmo or a schmuck." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"Oy vey"--this is a primer like no other. In an inspired parodic twist, the two least Jewish characters in American literature spout some of the edgy, ironic Yiddishisms that have become part of the American vernacular. 35 full-color drawings.

Synopsis:

- In true primer fashion, Yiddish With Dick And Jane tells a simple story: Grandma gets sick and Dick and Jane's sister Sally visits. The book also features subplots about such ethical dilemmas as gift-giving etiquette and marital infidelity.
- The comedy intensifies in the glossary, which defines (with chutzpah aplenty!) each Yiddish term introduced in the text.
- Ellis Weiner's recent books include a novel, Drop Dead, My Lovely (NAL, March 2004), and The Joy of Worry, with illustrations by Roz Chast (Chronicle, June 2004).
- The 35 watercolors, in their wholesome retro simplicity, brilliantly capture the contemporary world of Dick and Jane (now grown up) and stand in comic counterpoint to the text.

About the Author

Ross MacDonald is a contributing editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and a contributing artist for Vanity Fair. His award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone. He was also the subject of a one-man retrospective at the New York Times. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut. 

James Victore is an independent graphic designer based in New York City whose clients include Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, the New York Times, and MTV. He has won an Emmy for television animation, and gold and silver medals from the New York Art Directors Club.

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Jennifer Short, May 20, 2008 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
Oy Vey! It's Dick and Jane and Sally! They are back in this parody, and all grown up! Enjoy their adventures as adults while learning a little Yiddish along the way! A fun book that anyone will enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316159722
Author:
Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Illustrator:
Payn, Gabi
Author:
Victore, James
Author:
Weiner, Ellis
Author:
McDonald, Ross
Author:
Davilman, Barbara
Author:
MacDonald, Ross
Author:
Payn, Gabi
Location:
New York
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Yiddish
Subject:
Yiddish language
Subject:
Readers (Primary)
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Dick and Jane
Series Volume:
no. 32/2002
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.50 x 5.50 in

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Product details 96 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316159722 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dick and Jane are all grown up, and they're living in the real world-and it's full of tsuris (troubles). That's the premise of this hilarious little book, which functions both as a humorous tale and a genuine guide to a language with a sentiment and world view all its own. Jane is married to Bob and has two perfect children. Dick schmoozes with business people over golf: 'Schmooze, Dick. Schmooze....' Their sister, Sally, who teaches a course in 'Transgressive Feminist Ceramics,' can see that life is not perfect, even though dear Dick and Jane cannot. Their mother has a stroke ('Oy vey, Jane,' says Dick when he learns the news). Bob's best friend's wife is having an affair because the best friend himself is gay (''Tom is more than gay, Sally,' says Dick. 'He is overjoyed.'... 'Oy Gotenyu oh, God help us,' sighs Sally.') And purse dealers take advantage of the gullible. The brief story is priceless, but the equally funny glossary is a great reference to which readers can return any time they need the right Yiddish word-or whenever they need to determine whether the jerk they just saw is a putz, a schmo or a schmuck." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "Oy vey"--this is a primer like no other. In an inspired parodic twist, the two least Jewish characters in American literature spout some of the edgy, ironic Yiddishisms that have become part of the American vernacular. 35 full-color drawings.
"Synopsis" by , - In true primer fashion, Yiddish With Dick And Jane tells a simple story: Grandma gets sick and Dick and Jane's sister Sally visits. The book also features subplots about such ethical dilemmas as gift-giving etiquette and marital infidelity.
- The comedy intensifies in the glossary, which defines (with chutzpah aplenty!) each Yiddish term introduced in the text.
- Ellis Weiner's recent books include a novel, Drop Dead, My Lovely (NAL, March 2004), and The Joy of Worry, with illustrations by Roz Chast (Chronicle, June 2004).
- The 35 watercolors, in their wholesome retro simplicity, brilliantly capture the contemporary world of Dick and Jane (now grown up) and stand in comic counterpoint to the text.
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