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When Rudie Dinkins's sitter, Mrs. Gittel, gets the flu, he uses her recipe to make her a batch of special chicken soup, including the secret recipe of stories from the heart.
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Esther Hershenhorn cooks up stories and chicken soup in Chicago, Illinois. Her published titles include the picture book There Goes Lowell's Party! and the middle-grade novel The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut. A former classroom teacher, Esther spends her days visiting schools and libraries, teaching and coaching children's book writers, and connecting writers through her work for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She's the first to admit her chicken soup is not a threat to Mrs. Gittel's.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3-An appealing blend of cozy cartoon illustrations and hearty language delicately spiced with a bit of Yiddish flavoring, this look at an intergenerational friendship is as satisfying as a bowl of chicken soup. When Rudie Dinkins discovers that his elderly sitter, Mrs. Gittel, has the flu, he decides that it's time for him to take care of her for a change and gets ready to cook her a batch of her own medicine. With his mother's help, the boy assembles the ingredients, also stirring in Mrs. Gittel's secret addition, nice stories about the "soon-to-be soup-eaters." As the pot simmers, he recounts three experiences that he shared with his beloved sitter, ordinary occurrences that demonstrate the affection the two friends have for one another. By the next day, Mrs. Gittel is well enough to care for Rudie, who wakes up with a tummy ache, and the two concoct a brew seasoned with the tale of "-how such a nice boychik saved the Chicken Soup Queen-." Incorporating lots of details, Hershenhorn's folksy telling is as comfortable as a grandmother's embrace. Rendered in gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil, Litzinger's illustrations are just as pleasing. Filled with rounded shapes and warm colors, the artwork adds to the affectionate tone of the text and illustrates the special relationship between the boy and his caregiver. An easy-to-follow recipe completes the package.
Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Books for Younger Readers, New York, NY. USA, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Litzinger, Rosanne (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing. Seller Inventory # 009455
Book Description Simon & Schuster Books For You, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689826656
Book Description Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689826656
Book Description Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2002. Condition: New. Rosanne Litzinger (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0689826656