While doing some household organization, I found 2 Russian-language children's books I purchased during my trip to what was then the Soviet Union (ugh, I'm totally dating myself!). These were a very pleasant surprise, as I had thought them long lost, and they're very nice books with lovely illustrations. Best of all, I can use them for the Language Freak Summer Challenge - hooray!
This book was a good start for a Russian book for the challenge because it's a board book with few words. Unfortunately I still had to look up most of them :-/ I have forgotten so much! I tried to do some preliminary research and as best I can tell this is based on a Russian story, "Magpie Beloboka," that is something like the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" or "This Little Piggy..." stories in the U.S. - a story for small children that has hand motions that go with it. However, unless I'm reading this book wrong, this particular retelling has a slightly different ending. I'm glad I finally read the first book I'm claiming for this challenge, even if it was a very small book. Plus, now I know that I need to work on my Russian if I want to keep the little bit I have left!
Я нашела две детские книги на русском языке, что я думала, что потеряла. Я купила их, когда я посетила Советский Союз. О нет, я так стара! Книги имеют красивое искусство. Эта книга для маленьких детей. Он имеет несколько слов, но я должна много использовала словарь. :-/ Я слишком много забыла. :-( Мне нужно изучать русский язык чаще! Я рада, что прочитала эту небольшую книгу.
Скажите, пожалуйста, мои ошибки. :^)