Wed 30 Jun 2010
In Daniel and Jill Pinkwater’s Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken (Feiwel and Friends, 2010), Yetta the chicken is happy on her organic farm. So when she’s crated and delivered to Phil’s Poultry World, something seems, well … fowl.
So Yetta escapes. But the streets of Brooklyn are nothing like her former home. And, she has no friends. The rats tell her to get lost. The pigeons insult her. She’s cold, hungry and lonely when she meets a strange green bird … and a cat.
Yetta shoos the cat, helps the bird and finds herself part of a parrot flock that speaks a different language, but thinks she’s beautiful and are happy to help her adjust to city life.
This book got great reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist and Shelf Awareness. But what really matters is what Dharma, today’s guest reviewer, has to say. Take it away, Dharma!
Our reviewer: Dharma
Age: 5 (Our youngest reviewer so far!)
I like: Macaroni and cheese, playing hopscotch and riding my bike.
This book was about: Yetta, a chicken. She told all the parrots about what she used to do in the countryside. Yetta was lost in Brooklyn, but became friends with parrots.
The best part was when: Yetta said, “Get away, you stinky cat!”
I laughed when: Yetta said, “Get away, you stinky cat!”
I was worried when: It was just weird when she was lost and didn’t know where she was.
I was surprised that: Yetta learned to love parrots and became their mom.
This book taught me: It doesn’t matter if you are different than others. You can love different things. And, you shouldn’t say mean things.