Book reviews, Children’s fiction

The Story Of Babushka by Catherine Flores – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Babushka wants to find out the meaning of life so she sends her bodies out of the forest and into the world to search for answers. But there is a hurdle to overcome before all of the bodies can reunite and return to the forest.

 

WHAT IS A BABUSHKA?

The Babushka doll, also known as a “Matryoshka” or “Russian Nesting Doll”, is a traditional Russian toy first made over 100 years ago. The doll has come to symbolize Russian folk culture, as well as the complex and beautiful layers of women. 

This is the story of one very special doll, with five bodies that together make the Babushka: There was the outermost body, Antonia. She was pure beauty and everyone who saw her raved about her good looks. Beneath that body of beauty hid the second body, Loretta, who was richly adorned. She wore gold ornaments, and her robe was decorated with many different gems that glittered like the ocean on a sunny day. Hidden within the rich body was Paula the body that held all the talents. Whatever Paula did, she was sure to succeed. She knew how to work and always did so with joy and determination. Under the shell of the talented body was Viola, the body of wisdom. Viola knew a lot about the world and learned very quickly. She was always full of brilliant ideas and had clever solutions for every problem. The last body, the innermost and smallest of all, was Mary, the embodiment of love. Mary had a compassionate heart and was very helpful. She had the special ability to dry tears and mend broken hearts. All these bodies together formed the beautiful Babushka.

Reading this book, your child will learn about:

 

– The value of friendship and love.

– That financial wealth alone cannot make someone happy.

– Not to judge outer appearance.

– To recognize their value and much more

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MY REVIEW 

The Story of Babushka is the tale of Babushka who sends her 5 inner dolls out into the world. Each has a distinct trait, there’s beauty, wealth, talent, wisdom and love. They are each looking for their place in the world.

This beautifully illustrated book really shows how each person is made of many layers and not just one characteristic.

A middle grade story with a simple yet important message…..you are a complex being and all the more beautiful as a result. A truly delightful read.

Thank you to Catherine Flores for an eARC of The Story Of Babushka. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

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Interactive website at http://www.thestoryofbabushka.com