Stichi i Skazki - Nursery Rhymes and Stories (Russian)
by Korney Chukovskiy
Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss.
Children’s minds and the way kids learn to speak became an obsession for Chukovsky. He wrote his most famous tales “Moydodyr” (roughly translated as “Wash’em’clean”) and “Tarakanishche” (the name simply means “Giant Roach” but more in the sense of “Roach-zilla”) in 1923, “Mukha-Tsokotukha” (roughly, “The Clattering Fly”) in 1924, “Barmaley” (this one is named after the tale’s chief villain) in 1925 and “Telefon” (“Telephone”) in 1926, which are still considered masterpieces of children’s literature and are published to this day. In these tales Chukovsky appealed to the way children perceive the world and their native language (which can be seen from the choice of titles).
Included in this book are the following stories: Mucha Tsokotucha, Aybolit, Barmaley, Moydodyr; Telephone, Krokodil and more.
Ages 3-10; 158 Pages; Hardcover
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