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- When their father decides to compete to be speed-knitting champion of the world, Nick and Maxine are happy to stay with their babysitter, Mrs. Noodlekugel, along with her talking cats and four mice who wear glasses. What they don’t expect is a dripping-wet, whiskered man in the kitchen the next morning! Captain Noodlekugel has left his seafaring life to train animals for the circus, and he’s even brought with him a hefty bear named Drooly for practice. But whenever he tries to teach Drooly to dance, the bear wobbles and falls asleep on the tulips. When Drooly goes missing, the siblings must try to figure out where a big clumsy bear might go!
You can pre-order the book from the publisher, Random House.
Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish chicken, is back in a heartwarming Hannukah story in which she finds a cold and hungry kitten. This multilingual story, which includes both Yiddish and Spanish translations and pronunciation guides, is a clever introduction to the celebration of Hannukah and a welcome read-aloud for any age.
From The Jewish Daily Forward:
Daniel Pinkwater, 72, is a onetime Fumetti model, an art therapy school dropout, a former Zen Buddhist, a former cult member, a former NPR commentator, a former sculptor, the alleged destructor of Harvey Kurtzman’s Help! Magazine, a gentleman farmer, a decent chess player, a bad minder of friends’ girlfriends, a surrealist, a bohemian, and an old schoolmate of Errol Flynn’s son. He looks like a bald Allan Sherman, if that means anything to you. (It doesn’t mean much to him. “I do remember Alan Sherman. Mildly amusing,” he told me.) His father was a Jewish gangster from Warsaw, about his mother he has mostly bad things to say, his wife Jill Pinkwater is a writer, and he has the greatest radio voice you’ve ever heard, Carl Kasell included.
Daniel has recently been reading some of his classic dog essays on SiriusXM’s The Bob Edwards Show. Want to read the text or hear them again? You’ve got options!
- You can listen to excerpts from the show on SoundCloud.
- You can read the essays in one of Daniel’s collections: “Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, or “Uncle Boris in the Yukon: and other shaggy dog stories.
- Visit the Pinkwater Store, where you can purchase a CD or digital download of his classic dog essays.
Now back in e-print — Superpuppy, Daniel and Jill’s classic guide to raising the perfect pooch for you and your loved ones. Click the cover for more info!
We are very happy to announce that a brand new selection of Jill Pinkwater’s wonderful novels are now available as eBooks through amazon.com! Click the covers to purchase or find more information.
Well, for starters, last week we aired a never-before-heard and previously unpublished story by Daniel, called “Kat Hats.” You should listen to it. Also, we’ve started serializing “Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl,” Daniel’s recent novel about Big Audrey, a lovely gal from another plane of existence who just happens to have whiskers.