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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Let's meet the inquisitive canine, Mr. Waldorf, exploring and discovering the largest country in the world, Russia, in the story Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Huge Russia by Barbara Terry. Readers can join him on this fascinating trip as he travels through the country, beginning with the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, and see the world-famous Russian ballet. After enjoying the twirls and whirls of the ballerinas, Mr. Waldorf goes to see the Opera. As he leans over the edge of the Opera balcony, his reading spectacles fall from his nose. Mr. Waldorf knows he has to find his spectacles before he leaves Russia. Let us see if we can help him find his spectacles by visiting the places he has been and checking with the people he met to see if they found his spectacles. Will he be able to find his spectacles?
Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Huge Russia by Barbara Terry is an adorable story and readers learn about the culture and essence of Russia in an adventurous way through the eyes of Mr. Waldorf. Vova Kirichenko brings the places and characters alive with colorful illustrations that make the story captivating. This is the best way to teach children about the wonderful sights and sounds of Russia. The entire Waldorf series is adventurous and takes readers to different countries where they experience different things and learn about places of interest. It is a good book for parents and tutors to read out loud to encourage youngsters to travel to new destinations like Mr. Waldorf. In fact, the entire series should be made available in school and children's libraries as it gives good information and will educate young readers in an engaging and entertaining way.