Bibliographic Information: Polacco, P. (1990). Babushka’s doll. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Brief Annotation: Natasha hates waiting for things, but with playing with a doll only once, she finds out the true meaning of patience and politeness.
Grade Level: 1-2
Readers who will like this: Children who like fables; children who enjoy problem solving.
Rating/ Response: 5 It is a great book, with simple vocabulary and vivid illustrations, children can really think about the meaning of the story.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Think about a time you were impatient with a family member, do you think that was a nice thing to do?
Reading strategy: Inferences
Rationale for strategy: Students are able to use this book to learn how to draw conclusions from the evidence presented because it has a lot of meaning behind the words.
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