Babushka’s Doll

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.

Genre: Fiction

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.

Posted by: Yesenia Corral


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