What better (or funnier) language than Yiddish to express those shades of feeling and nuances of meaning that plain and old boring English just can't deliver? And who better than our old friends Dick and Jane, and their little sister, Sally, to teach us? The text uses familiar rhythms of the original Dick and Jane primers, along with 40 all-new illustrations, to tell a timeless and classic story that everyone can relate to: what it's like to grow up in a perfect world and then come to terms with reality.
Ellis Weiner has been an editor of National Lampoon, a columnist for Spy, and a contributor to many magazines, including The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. Barbara Davilman began her career in New York in advertising and now writes sitcoms in Los Angeles.