Who doesn't have a pair (or in this case, a trio) of boring relatives who come to visit and bring very little to the party? Aunt Essy, Aunt Chanah, and Uncle Sam are the sourpuss Sunday visitors in this clever, witty picture book. They park their Continental in the driveway and park their butts in the living room and no matter what anyone says their response is always the same — “Oy," “Feh," “So?" One Sunday the three children are determined to extract a few different reactions. They fake a robbery, produce a dastardly dragon, and pretend to be kidnapped by aliens, but their aunts and uncle remain resolutely unimpressed. In a last ditch effort, the kids dress up as the trio and start mimicking them. Will this finally get a rise out of the relatives? Loved this one from the dedication page, which features the front end of a big ol' Lincoln Continental and the three poker faces lumbering down the street.
Illustrations by Gary Clement. pp.32. Published by Groundwood Books, 2013.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!