Betty Rosenberg Perlov

Betty Rosenberg Perlov, age 96, grew up in the Yiddish Theater, where her mother was an actress and her father a producer. Always artistic, she was a “child star” on her father’s weekly Yiddish radio soap opera. In her 50’s, she decided to go to college, where she acquired a BA and then, in her 60’s, an MS in Speech Pathology. She has always worked hard to share her artistic vision; this book is her triumph. She lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York and will be personally promoting her book in the New York area.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Gulliver’s Travels

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Open Sesame”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

John Tenniel, JD Salinger, Isaac Babel

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Because I wanted to emulate the authors and artists who inspired me as a child.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Don’t be discouraged by rejection. Always persevere. I’m 95 years old and look at me.