by Daniel Pinkwater
illustrated Jill Pinkwater
Feiwel and Friends, 2014. Picture Book
Yetta the chicken lives in the trees of Brooklyn and mothers a whole group of escaped parrots. One winter she finds a kitten shivering in the cold. She wants to help it, but doesn't know how. She and the parrots decide to take the kitten to a kindly Jewish woman they know. She welcomes the kitten, and treats the assembled birds to Hanukkah latkas. This is the second Beautiful Yetta story. In the first she falls off a farm cart, finds herself in the city, and meets the parrots. Yetta is a Yiddish and everything she says is printed in English and Yiddish, with a pronunciation provided below. The parrots' dialog is printed in English and Spanish with pronunciation beneath. The illustrations, done with marker and ink pen, are very child friendly. This is a cute holiday story about extending kindness to those in need.