Sherril Smoger-Kessous

August 22, 2016

Post #4305 – 20160822

Dear Daniel Pinkwater,

I have written you before and likely asking the same thing I'm about to ask now.

You used to participate in the NPR Weekend Edition radio program with Scott Simon called "children's literature with daniel pinkwater" and I think I looked forward to them, more than anything else. I loved hearing you and Daniel read and review the children's books that you would bring in to the program. In fact, I loved them so much, that I often went out to buy them for a library I was forming for "potential grandchildren" (my 30 year old children have yet to grace me with them, but there's always hope, thus the library development). My very first was Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams. After that I also bought, not necessarily in this order, Henry Builds a Cabin by D. B. Johnson, Little Beauty by Anthony Brown and perhaps the very best, Beautiful Yetta The Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater, Illustrated by Jill Pinkwater. I just listened again to the reading of it in in the NPR archives. What an absolute joy!

So, I'm wondering why it stopped? Bring it back! Bring it back! Please!!!

Sherril from New Jersey

Daniel replies:

I wondered why it stopped too. It was a lot of fun, and it went on for about 14 years, (maybe that's why it stopped). You show good taste in your choice of books to buy.