Give the Gift of Time Together

"Hi Tracy,


I’m excited that you are doing this for families and happy to participate! What a better gift for families to give than to give the gift of time together!


The book that I would like to pass along to families, from our Storybook Village collection, would be the story of Babushka, written by Sandra Ann Horn and illustrated by Sophie Fatus.  


Babushka is an old Russian tale about a woman who is so busy focusing on the little things that she hardly notices the miraculous events going on around her. This touching Christmas story shows that the more you give away in love, the more you will receive.  It is appropriate for ages 3 to 8.


I love sharing stories with children about how other cultures celebrate the Holidays at this time of the year, especially one with such an important and tender message. This is not only a

Click here to order Babushka online.

popular story in Storybook Village, but it is a personal favorite of mine as my mother told me the story of Babushka when I was a little girl, as she heard it from my grandmother. Sandra Ann Horn does a masterful job retelling of this lovely story and the illustrations by Sophie Fatus are so charming and very appealing for young children.


Thanks for reaching out!"


Barbara Sims

Storybook Village of Pentwater


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