“Russian folk riddles in pictures”
Zina Surova and her ultra-modern folk riddles were shortlisted for the Best Books of the Year competition by the Russian Book Publishers Association. The collection turned out to be very bright, lively and unusual. It consists of 10 riddles collected by folklorist and ethnographer Dmitry Sadovnikov. But not everything in this little book is what it seems at first glance. Each page hides an alternative plot under the flap. Bright illustrations attract attention, and the riddles themselves train logic and creative thinking.
“Puppy Jozhik in search of a bone”
For illustrations for this book, the artist Svetlana Korotkova this year became the winner of the Image of the Book award. This literary and sports quest by Zuli Stadnik will help kids get acquainted with yoga. Indeed, there is something to see here. The book has collected simple and understandable texts about a tireless and inquisitive puppy with a speaking name Jozhik and collage illustrations in the format of instructions. On them, children of different sexes and ages do useful exercises and introduce the puppy, and with it the readers, to basic asanas.
“Marfa from Sosnovka”
Gaidarovka’s May interactive catalog “100 Best New Books for Children and Teenagers 2022” also included our most summer fiction book, “Martha from Sosnovka”. Children’s writer Nina Pavlova and artist Andrey Krysov created a whole world woven from the most pleasant summer memories of childhood and vacations with my grandmother in the village. Pig Martha is a surprisingly charming and active character. If you have something in mind, then be sure that you will achieve your goal. Thirst for adventure and excess energy do not allow Martha to sit idle for a minute. The pig never hangs a snout and takes on any job with wild enthusiasm. Things don’t always go according to plan for her. However, the winners are not judged.
These and other Archipelago books can be purchased right now with seasonal discounts in sets and singly at Wildberries!