Olka And Her Blue Parasol by N'eema Lakin-Dainow and Kadya Molodowsky
Readers age 3 to 6 years
Story adapted by N'eema Lakin-Dainow from a Kadya Molodowsky poem.
Olka and Her Blue Parasol is an illustrated children's book with both English and Yiddish text.
Although the story is set in the past in Eastern Europe, lively little Olka and her adventures bridge time and culture.As a poor child in Poland in the 1930's six year old Olka, works hard helping her parents and has no time for fun. Or so her parents keep telling her. But she uses her imagination and her special blue parasol to create magical experiences that let her play.
Olka's efforts to balance a life of hard work with a child's exuberance and playfulness will delight young readers and those who read to them.Children will enjoy the lovely watercolor illustrations as well as reading along with the repetitive phrases in the story. Older children can use the book as a tool in learning to read.
Paperback book reissued 2019