Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne Demas Bliss

"Nikolai the doll maker lovingly carves six beautiful nesting dolls. Then he sends them from his Russian village to a toy store in America. But bumblebee-sized Nina gets knocked off the shelf and out the door, and thus embarks on a perilous journey in a strange new world. Will she ever see her sisters again?" from the publisher.

This is such a fantastic story and prop that I used it during our visit to Russia in my preschool world studies class. It is such a fun story I ended up purchasing the book and dolls for Miss Independent and of course she loves them!

I also love the educational aspect of counting the dolls, determining which is biggest or smallest and the challenge for my three year old regarding how to fit all the dolls back into one large doll.

Happy reading!


  1. Good book! We read this book too for our study of Russia. Thanks for linking up to Around the World in 12 Dishes! I hope you link up next month as well!

  2. We will have a post of learning activities to do with matroshka dolls up later on in the week - Would love to have you stop by!

  3. Of course! Can't wait to see the post :)