Friday, April 9, 2021

Babushka is Homesick by Carola Schmidt - Book Tour & Review

 By Carola Schmidt

Illustrated by Vinicius Melo

April 2 – 9

About Babushka Series

Babushka is Homesick

Babushka hadn’t been in her homeland since she was a child. She went to the church with a suitcase, and the whole way, Babushka thought about how she would feel in Ukraine after so many years. She sang, and then she prayed. Amen. But Babushka was thinking of her trip instead of the Lord’s grace. After a long time pondering what to expect—if she would feel a sense of belonging—Babushka arrived in her homeland. Babushka had a lot of fun, but she felt like something was missing. She was homesick. “Babushka is Homesick” is a story about memories, family, and the true meaning of the word “home.”

“Babushka is Homesick” is the second children’s book in the Babushka Series. Everyone has their own stories, history, and the desire to belong. The first book, “Tell me a story, Babushka,” is a best-selling new release in Children’s Multicultural Literature on Amazon USA (Aug 2019), in which kids and adults will enjoy fun adventures and identify their own stories.

My Review
Babushka is Homesick is a cute children's book with a heartwarming message.
Babushka is going on a trip to Ukraine, her homeland, thanks to her church. She's excited to go back and see the homeland she hasn't visited in many years. But when Babushka arrives back in home homeland, things are a lot different than what she remembers.And while she enjoys her trip, bringing back souvenirs for her grandchildren, Babushka realizes that home is where the heart is. 
Short and sweet, with lovely illustrations, Babushka is Homesick is a wonderful, easy to read book for young readers. It also introduces a little bit of Ukraine culture to readers as well. A nice touch.
5 stars!

About the Author:

Carola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, scientific writer and children’s book writer.

Author of several books in pediatric oncology published by Springer Nature. Her scientific books are present in lists such as BookAuthority’s Best Pharmacy Books of All Time, Best New Pharmacy Books and Best New Pharmacy eBooks, and Springer Highlights 2020. Author of several kids’ books about cancer, such as Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl, Cancer Daily Life, Chubby’s Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer (listed by BookAuthority as one of the “81 Best Leukemia Books of All Time”.) Belonging is a subject that is present in her writing, and the two books in the Babushka Series are her first books that are not about cancer.

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