Since the publication of David Saltzman's The Jester Has Lost His Jingle in 1995, numerous educators, medical professionals, children and their families as well as celebrities have praised The Jester for its poignant message: "It's up to us to make a difference. It's up to us to care."

Educators across the country praise The Jester & Pharley Phund's Literacy & Outreach programs for their ability to ignite interest in reading and caring in children. Students never fail to identify with The Jester's mission to brighten the lives of others.

Medical professionals applaud The Jester & Pharley Phund's Smile Cart and Literacy & Outreach programs for the outstanding support they give hospitalized and special-needs children. Ill children and their families enjoy the laughter and hope that The Jester & Pharley Phund brings into their lives on a daily basis.

Celebrities, including authors, actors, community leaders, sports figures and others, enthusiastically support The Jester & Pharley Phund's efforts to bring joy and hope into the lives of families when they need it most.

AUTHOR-ARTISTS--David with Where The Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak at Yale in 1986.

Sendak praises The Jester:
"David was a natural craftsman and storyteller. His passionate picture book is issued out of a passionate heart. David's Jester soars with life."

Read More about David's meeting with Maurice Sendak


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