Gitty and Kvetch by Caroline Kusin Pritchard          
Gitty and Kvetch
Meet the author
Caroline Kusin Pritchard
(Ages 4-8)

Monica Arnaldo

Dear Librarians,

When I sat down to write ARE YOU A CHEESEBURGER?, I knew I'd be tackling some of life's most crucial questions. For example:
  • Do raccoons get lonely? (Sometimes)
  • How do seeds feel about being planted? (It has its ups and downs)
  • And, of course, most importantly: Can you grow a cheeseburger? (Jury's still out)
Along the way some other stuff came up about the nature of friendship, dealing with impossible expectations, and embracing your most authentic self — but it was mostly about the cheeseburger thing.

I hope this book will find its way in to the hands of fellow inquiring minds and inspire their own deep discussions. For a chance to win a signed copy of ARE YOU A CHEESEBURGER? — or just to talk about raccoon gardeners — email

Yours in scholarly pursuit,

"There's a lot of profundity within these whimsical pages — about growing up, overcoming disappointment through acceptance, and valuing relationships over personal needs — which should plant some hearty seeds of conversation for readers of all ages." —Publishers Weekly

"Emotionally authentic and sweet without being saccharine. Silly and heartwarming in equal measure." —Kirkus Reviews

"Audiences will enjoy the clever banter between the new friends and the literal visual feast the illustrations offer up. Aspiring botanists and young foodies will appreciate this quirky little tale." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Are You A Cheeseburger? / Monica Arnaldo / Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-0063003941 / Published: June, 2021

Ages 4-8 / Picture book
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