I have an absolutely amazing giveaway for anyone who works in schools or with children’s groups or would donate the prize to somewhere like that.
The author Catherine Flores, along with ACL Creative Studio, has very generously offered to send a whole box of her book The Story of Babushka to one lucky winner! All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is comment wherever you have seen this post and tell me where the books would go. I’ll allocate every comment a number then use a random number selector to pick a winner.
Due to postage costs this giveaway is only open to those in the UK. You have until midnight on Sunday 11th October to enter and I’ll pick a winner on Monday. I will pass your contact details to the author who will arrange delivery of your prize.
You can read my review of the book here – The Story of Babushka
From the back of the book
A beautifully illustrated book, with a magnificent story that children and tweens will love.
Babushka wants to find out the meaning of life so she sends her bodies out of the forest and into the world to search for answers.
WHAT IS A BABUSHKA?
The babushka doll, also known as a matryoshka or Russian nesting doll, is a traditional Russian toy first made over 100 years ago. The doll has come to symbolise Russian folk culture, as well as the complex and beautiful layers of women. There are some babushka dolls with as many as fifty dolls nested inside. This is the story of one very special babushka doll and her five bodies. There was the outermost body, Antonia. She was pure beauty. Everyone who saw her admired her good looks. Beneath that body of beauty hid Loretta, who was richly adorned. She wore gold ornaments, and her green robe was decorated with many different gems that glittered like the ocean on a sunny day. Hidden within the rich body was Paula, the body that held all Babushka’s talents. Whatever Paula did, she was sure to succeed. She knew how to work and always did so with joy and determination. Within the talented body was Viola, the body of wisdom. Viola knew a lot about the world and learned very quickly. She was always full of brilliant ideas and had clever solutions for every problem. The last body, the smallest of all, was Mary, the embodiment of love. Mary had a warm and compassionate heart and was very helpful. She could dry tears and mend broken hearts. Together, these bodies formed the complete Babushka.
Reading this book, you will learn about:
– The value of friendship and love.
– That financial wealth alone cannot make someone happy.
– Not to judge outer appearance.
– To recognize a person’s value and much more
About the Author
Since quitting her full-time job at a branding communication agency in Zurich, Catherine has gone on to become a successful freelance designer and a children’s author. She spends most of her time on the small island of Madeira with her family, spending her time growing vegetables in her garden and working for clients from around the world.
She is currently working on the follow up to the 2020 release of “The Story Of Babushka”