Babushka’s Doll

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.

Genre: Fiction

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.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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