An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading.
I love Emily Carroll's art and I love Baba Yaga and Slavic folklore, so I HAD to read this one.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It played on a lot on the traditions of the folklore and I love the twists and the ways Masha was able to "outsmart" Baba Yaga. The biggest critique is the stakes really weren't that high. It was more of a steady pace, rather than becoming particularly intense. Still, it was a cute and heartwarming story and I'd be happy to read it to my baby cousins.
Final rating: 4.5 out of 5