Saturday, February 2, 2013

'Mooshka, A Quilt Story' by Julie Paschkis

Book description:

Karla loves her special quilt, Mooshka. But Mooshka is more than just a quilt-it speaks, comforting Karla at bedtime with whispered stories. Karla's grandmother lovingly pieced Mooshka together using scraps of fabric from members of Karla's family. Each square, or "schnitz," shares aspecial memory of Karla's ancestors and their lives.

When new baby sister Hannah arrives, Karla's routine is upset and Mooshka falls silent. Only when Karla shares Mooshka with her sister does the quilt begin to speak again and tell Hannah the treasured stories ofher family.

**My thoughts**

Sibling rivalry is difficult when a younger sibling is born. Kids don't want to share, no matter how much they love their babies. Karla has a hard time when she needs to share her bedroom with her baby sister. Her beloved quilt helps her to care for her baby sister, to remind her about the importance of family.
Beautiful illustrations accompany this story!    

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I received a review copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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