The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, Author David Saltzman

In this charming tale, The Jester awakes one morning to find laughter missing in his kingdom and he and his helpmate, Pharley, set off on a quest to find it. They ultimately discover that not only can laughter redeem a weary world, it also can provide the best tonic for anyone facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Written in captivating rhyme with vibrant, full-color illustrations that bring The Jester & Pharley’s adventures to life.Esteemed Author-Artist Maurice Sendak wrote the Afterword, saying: David was a natural craftsman and storyteller. His passionate picture book is issued out of a passionate heart. David’s Jester soars with life. Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau praises the story as: A sweet fable about a cheerful soul who temporarily loses faith in himself, but ultimately reaffirms his true calling — helping others discover the joy within themselves. Read it and smile. Actress-Comedienne Carol Burnett says: The Jester Has Lost His Jingle is a magical story that captures the healing power of laughter.

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, said: David’s book gives us a lot to think about. It has certainly done that for me.http://www.thejester.org/

Awards and honors include:
Moms Choice Philanthropic Gold Award; Seal of Excellence Award: Creative Child Magazine; Intergenerational Award: Generations United; Dr. Toy: 100 Best Children s Products & 10 Best Socially Responsible Childrens Products; Caring For Children Recognition of Excellence Award: Toy Industry Association/Toy Industry Foundation; Honor Award: National Assn. Parenting Publications

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