Bibliographic Information: Polacco, Patricia. (1990). Babushka’s Doll. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Brief Annotation: Natasha is not a naughty girl, but she does have trouble with patience until she play’s with Babushka’s Doll who makes her work all day. Natasha quickly learns her lesson.
Grade Level: k-3
Readers who will like this: Children who like dolls, children who like stories about children their age.
Rating/Response: 3 I thought that this book was well written, and the pictures are fun. It also has a message that any student could hear.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Turn to a partner and share one way your parents have taught you a lesson.
Reading Strategy: Inferences
Rationale for Strategy: This book allows student to make connections between what they know and the text in the book as far as what their behavior should be.
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