“Es gist nokh a regn.
S’iz kalt un z’iz nas.
Gezesn in shtub.
Gekukt af der gas….
Thus begins the classic children’s book of a rainy day turned into chaos by a hatted cat — finally in Yiddish.
Featuring the illustrations of Dr. Seuss, with the words translated into rhyming mamaloshen by Dr. Zackary Sholem Berger.
Der Katz der Payatz captures the words, rhyme scheme, and spirit of the original. Its text is written in both alef-bais and transliteration, and there’s an alphabet chart to help those not yet proficient in Yiddish.
So, nu? Invite the magical, Yiddish-speaking cat into your house and library today! What are you waiting for?