Babushka's Mother Goose (Picture Puffins)

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9780698118607: Babushka's Mother Goose (Picture Puffins)

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Thank You, Mr. Falker and Pink and Say.

Meet Yasha, whose beard grows down to the ground and keeps growing, and an old babushka who lives in a boot with too many children. Beloved storyteller Patricia Polacco draws from her Russian heritage to retell folktales and rhymes from Mother Goose, Aesop, and Ukrainian folklore that reflect the heart and homeland of her storyteller grandmother, her Babushka. As in all her work, Polacco's enchanting patterns and bold colors provide the perfect match for the stories and rhymes.

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Patricia Polacco (www.patriciapolacco.com) is the beloved New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of over fifty picture books. She visits as many as two hundred classrooms in a single year, not only speaking but listening to the hundreds of children that she meets. Grateful for what teachers have done for her, she is also a popular keynote speaker celebrating teachers everywhere. She lives in Union City, Michigan, where she enjoys speaking to the myriad children who come to visit her and the famous meteor, the object of one of Patricia's best-known stories.

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PreSchool-Grade 1?Polacco credits her storytelling Babushka as the reshaper of many of the 24 rhymes and stories in this collection, borrowed from such sources as Aesop, Moldavian folktales, and Mother Goose. Some are variations of familiar tales, while others are original family stories. Each selection is seasoned with a distinctly Russian flavor through a combination of tap-your-toe text and bright, homespun illustrations. The wonderfully cozy experience of settling into the security of a grandmother's lap is re-created, from the vibrant warmth of the pictures to the bouncy verses that invite participation. The integrated arrangement of the full-page artwork, the textured detail of the characters' clothing, and the charming decorative borders complement the traditional folkloric theme. Although scores of Mother Goose collections are available, this one offers both variety and an entertaining introduction to Russian folk literature. Whether sharing the book with one child or a story time audience, the family treasures within are meant to be read aloud, repeated, and celebrated. Be sure to pair it with the author's Babushka Baba Yaga (Philomel, 1993).?Sarabeth Kalajian, Venice Public Library, FL
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