Friday, September 5, 2014

Can Natasha Keep Up With the Doll?

I'm so happy to share one of Margo's latest book finds with you, especially because it's by an author I always enjoy. I recently read this story to her, and she was enchanted by the pictures and words. Of course, after reading Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco Margo wants the same doll. It made me laugh, since it seemed like she might have missed the point of the book. We don’t have anything like it, but that doll could come in handy!

Natasha is an energetic girl, and she keeps Babushka (grandmother in Russian) busy by constantly talking to her and wanting to be entertained. Babushka doesn’t get a moment’s peace! After spending an afternoon with Margo I can understand how tired her grandmother is from all of the activity! When Natasha’s Babushka leaves for the store she lets Natasha play with her very special doll, one she only played with once when she was a young girl. Little does Natasha know, the doll is going to come to life, and there's a reason you only play with it once. The doll’s energy makes Natasha exhausted! Margo loves dolls and stuffed animals, so the storyline is right up her alley. She claps her hands with glee when she sees what Natasha has to do for the doll! Now if only Margo would learn the same lesson as Natasha and entertain herself a little more! It's a wonderful book with a great message.

Check out our interview with Patricia Polacco
You can also stop by our Village Story Peddlers post to meet the author. :)

Happy reading! ~ F

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23 comments:

  1. What a sweet and enchanting story this is! I feel for grandmother and I love the lesson and how Natasha learns it.

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    1. Lee- Like all of Patricia's books, this is a winner! :)

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  2. I can relate to the grandmother! I love these Russian dolls, I have always been fascinated by them so I would love to read this book.

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    1. Heidi- I have always been fascinated by the Russian dolls too! This is a great story. :)

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  3. This sounds lovely. I will be on the lookout for this one. Thanks for telling me about it.

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    1. Rosi- It is a wonderful read. So glad you enjoyed the review! :)

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  4. Good to learn about another book by this author! I've read Patricia's The Junkyard Wonders and The Art of Miss Chew and loved them both. Will be keeping a lookout for Babushka's Doll.

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    1. Claudine- Patricia is such a talented storyteller. Her characters and plots draw me right in! I hope you enjoy this one too! :)

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  5. Sounds an intriguing story. Need to read it to find what happened next.

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  6. I love those dolls! I must read this book. It sounds wonderful. May Margo will learn that lesson. Hahaha. I love stories like this. They're MAGICAL. I know a little girl who will love this book as much as Margo. Thank Margo for me, will ya? *waves*

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  7. Bought it. :-) That's what Amazon credit cards are for.

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    1. Robyn- I love those dolls too! I am so excited that you bought it and I hope the little girl in your life enjoys it as much as Margo. :) *waving back*

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  8. Sounds like fun! And a good message, too! :)

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    1. Denise- It is a beautiful story. So much to enjoy! :)

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  10. This sounds like such a sweet read, I love the cover but then I love these dolls. I have a set that take the shape of hedgehogs.

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    1. Tracy- How cool that you have a set that takes the shape of hedgehogs. Perfect for you! This is a fantastic read. :)

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  11. We had one of these dolls when I was little, and I was always fascinated by it.

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    1. Theresa- Isn't it amazing how intriguing these dolls are? Love them! :)

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