Hi all! Today’s blog post is a review of a gorgeous book that I recently had the opportunity to review! Please check out all the links at the bottom of the post! Enjoy – Amber ❤
THE STORY OF BABUSHKA is a gorgeous story aimed at children and teens about Babushka, who wants to find out the meaning of life.
Babushka lives in a gorgeous, close knit forest with animals and some of her closest friends. But Babushka is certain that the meaning of life is not for her to stay in the forest forever, so she starts sending her bodies out into the world in order to figure out some answers.
This story is beautifully written, with an incredibly strong and important message portrayed to young readers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!
Each of Babushka’s bodies represents something about her whole self, there’s beauty, wealth, talent, wisdom and love. These parts together complete Babushka, and as she starts sending them off into the world, she realises that she is incomplete without them. Mary (the embodiement of love) is incredibly giving, kind and selfless, and she helps Babushka to see all the reasons why she should continue to send her bodies off into the world. And so she does.
But it’s not until Mary is all alone that she starts wondering why she feels like she still isn’t fulfilled. And so, Mary embarks on a journey to find the meaning of life for herself, and where does it lead her? Right back to her other bodies, where one by one, they make her feel complete again.
What Mary didn’t realise or consider when sending her bodies off is that would exploit them, and that perhaps, after all this, they’re just as miserable as she is without each other.
I absolutely loved the messages woven into this story. Things such as self-worth and standing up for what is right are such important things to be highlighting for all generations to come and this story does it so flawlessly and beautifully. I loved that once back together again, Babushka realised that what she already had WAS the meaning of life, and that all she needs it to be complete again and she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to. The illustrations in this story were so vivid and delightful to see! I think they really completed this book and will draw in the target audience immediately!
A huge thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book to review!
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