BEAUTIFUL YETTA by Daniel Pinkwater
Kirkus Star

BEAUTIFUL YETTA

The Yiddish Chicken
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

Danger! Escape! Mean urban streets! Heroism! Community! Wacky but warm-hearted words from Pinkwater! A Yiddish-speaking chicken escapes her Friday-night-dinner doom and wanders through streets of Brooklyn that are filled with tall buildings, rats, buses and selfish pigeons. When she saves a lovely green bird from a cat, the grateful flock of wild parrots adopts her as their loving leader, and she becomes their doting mother. Really! The breathlessly ingenuous narration is all in English, and the conversations are in Yiddish (for the chicken) and Spanish (for the parrots)—translated and transliterated in speech bubbles. It’s a very funny and spirited story that everyone can read aloud in English. Honestly! Jill Pinkwater’s brightly colored cartoon illustrations on a white background imbue each animal with personality, while the page layout moves readers briskly through fast-paced action sequences. A delicious, loopy romp to savor whether it’s Friday or not. Truly! (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: June 22nd, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-55824-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2010




MORE BY DANIEL PINKWATER

ChildrenMRS. NOODLEKUGEL AND FOUR BLIND MICE by Daniel Pinkwater
by Daniel Pinkwater
ChildrenBUSHMAN LIVES! by Daniel Pinkwater
by Daniel Pinkwater
ChildrenBEAR IN LOVE by Daniel Pinkwater
by Daniel Pinkwater

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenMY YIDDISH VACATION by Ione Skye
by Ione Skye
ChildrenPEGGY by Anna Walker
by Anna Walker
ChildrenHOW HIPPO SAYS HELLO! by Abigail Samoun
by Abigail Samoun