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Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten

Written by Daniel Pinkwater; Illustrated by Jill Pinkwater

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Praise for Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten:
 
"... The Pinkwaters have crafted a tale of friendship and caring, this time with a festive holiday touch . . . A Hanukkah gift for readers and eaters." - Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for Beautiful Yetta:
 
“It's classic Pinkwater: funny, weird, touching, and all about the joys of being sideways to reality...Daniel Pinkwater is a genius.” --Corey Doctorow

 

“Fresh and nostalgic, the story is told in three languages - English, Yiddish (Yetta's native tongue, so to speak) and Spanish (those real-life Brooklyn parrots had to come from somewhere). Pluck is really the name of the game.” --The San Francisco Chronicle

 

Dedicated fans of the Pinkwaters will appreciate the offbeat, wry humor, as will those interested in the many urban legends surrounding Brooklyn’s flocks of wild parrots.”--School Library Journal

 

“An irreverent picture book that ingeniously combines three languages…Part immigrant story, part language lesson, and consistently fun, the Pinkwaters’ newest tale reminds children that if you are confident in who you are and where you come from, friends will never be far away.” --Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

 

"The real entertainment derives from the polyglot nature of the avians here…While occasionally there’s a little joke in the translation itself (Yetta’s hearty “Gevalt!” is translated demurely as “Oh, dear”), this isn’t so much humor of misunderstanding as humor of the widely, even linguistically, divergent joining forces (the parrots’ awed Spanish exclamations about Yetta’s astounding beauty are deliciously absurd).” --BCCB

 

"Jill Pinkwater's hues squawk off the spacious pages with riotous energy, while unexpected shapes and perspectives rev up the action… what a find!”--Horn Book Magazine

 

One of the most charming, huggable books I’ve ever read.”--Hudson Valley News

 

plenty of fun to be had…the Pinkwaters are to be applauded for expanding readers' Yiddish lexicon beyond simple phrases.”--Publishers Weekly

 

"...breathlessly ingenuous narration...A delicious, loopy romp to savor whether it’s Friday or not. Truly!" --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

 

A warm twist on the immigration story that celebrates the richness of urban diversity.”--Booklist

“This story speaks to the child who’s new to a country, new to a neighborhood, or who simply finds himself on the outside looking for a way in. Yetta may be out of her element, but she knows who she is and acts with confidence. Brava!” --Shelf Awareness

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Beautiful Yetta's Hanukkah Kitten

Written by Daniel Pinkwater; Illustrated by Jill Pinkwater

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