The Parakeet Named Dreidel

Written by
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Illustrated by
Suzanne Raphael Berkson 
Ages: 7 to 8 Years
Last Sent to Families: November 2023


A parakeet shows up at David’s family’s window one snowy Hanukkah night. When they can’t track down his owners, they happily adopt him as their own pet. But many years later David meets the bird’s original owner, Zelda. How can they both keep the parakeet?

Big Question

Why do we take care of others?

What Other Families Say About This Book

"What a sweet book! I love the ending. "
"This is a fabulous book, as I purchased 3 copies for family members because I loved this story so much and wanted to share it. This book has many messages and draws upon Yiddish flavor that I was happy to share with my children."