"With elegant simplicity and generously colored and patterned pages, this picture book from Paschkis shows how a family quilt can connect children to both the past and the present...The gentle rhythm never flags or becomes stale...Karla's gift of the quilt to Hannah, and Mooshka ceding the role of storyteller to Karla, make an inventive and sweet denouement to this tale." ?Booklist, * STARRED REVIEW *
"Like the beautiful quilt showcased on glowing endpapers and throughout this tale, a preschooler's active imagination (probably) and an exciting (or not) addition are pieced together with family stories to create a new-baby/favorite-blanket story that's likely to become an old favorite...Vivid artwork, a lively, endearing heroine and a warm, loving look at a pivotal experience give this one classic potential." ?Kirkus Reviews, * STARRED REVIEW *
"...Drawing on the vibrant colors, tableau compositions, and cheery graphic motifs of pan-European folk art, illustrator Paschkis (Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People), making her debut as an author, elevates her story beyond a familiar tale of displacement anxiety..." ?Publishers Weekly
"I highly recommend [ordering] Julie Paschkis's Mooshka, a Quilt Story because it's really unlike most children's books you find today. There's no rhyming scheme and no silly pictures, what it does capture is family history and really the importance of family...The story is endearing..." ?Roundtable for Kids blog
"...The story will warm your heart..." ?Lemari blog
"I don't think there are many kids in this generation that understand what a quilt really is. That a quilt that is something made from scraps of memories and love and hours and hours of time...That's why I adore this new children's book called, Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Pashkis...The fact that Mooshka brings together Karla and her new baby sister in the end of the book is just precious." ?A Frugal Life blog
"This was a very cute and fun book...would go great with any crafting or storytelling project!" ?Reading Team blog
"...I enjoyed the story and the concept of the book...There's a certain whimsy to the coloring of the book. I also liked that for each schnitz, the borders and pages were colored to match that schnitz..." ?Second Bookshelf on the Right blog
"...Readers enjoy short stories of Karla's grandfather's proposal and her mother's escapades of jumping out of the cherry tree to learn how to fly. We also read stories about the dog's Halloween costume and Karla's aunt's fortune telling..." ?The 26 Letter Imagination blog
"Mooshka. In that one word Julie Paschkis has captured a hug, and a kiss, and the comfort of a sibling's love...part quiet tale for young children, part family history, part color concept book, and part sibling story- but it is all beautifully crafted..." ?Creative Chaos blog
This is a book that any quilter would love to read to her children or grandchildren.
I bought my infant Granddaughter a Mooshka doll, so when I saw this book, I knew I had to get it for her to give with the doll for Christmas.
Being a quilter and looking for something unique, this beautifully illustrated book and touching story was perfect.
Super cute story. Great illustrations. A good choice for an older sister to be in preparation for a new baby.Published 3 months ago by kewald
Very nice story. My grandaughter who is 7, read it very quickly. I think the book is for younger readers (maybe first graders?). The photos, colorful and cute.Published 11 months ago by A. Salazar
Ordered this book with the Ina Girls Doll for my granddaughter. She loves them and the story is timeless. I love to read the story to her.Published 13 months ago by J Jenness
Very nice! Complements the Mooshka singing doll that I gave my Granddaughter for Christmas, well! Thank you for asking me.Published 13 months ago by Brad Henderlong
I bought my infant Granddaughter a Mooshka doll, so when I saw this book, I knew I had to get it for her to give with the doll for Christmas. It's beautiful.... Read morePublished 14 months ago by GloriD
Purchased the book to go along with a Mooshka Doll I'm giving as an Xmas gift. Found the 'read' to be dull and very one dimensional. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elliott
Wonderfully endearing. Kids these days are so wrapped up in the here and now. We need to take time to talk about where they came from, family traditions and stories of old. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shannon Phillips
I am a quilter & am a grandmother of 13. For Christmas I made them a Mooshka quilt & a cat for them to hold while their mother read the book. The book made me cry.Published 14 months ago by Annette Bunce
The story is not as good as I had hoped, however, I quilt and had purchased the quilt kit and the panel to make the stuffed cat with a little printed quilt for it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nada J. Icenogle