This charming Russian folk art bird house
found while I was preparing to illustrate
The Little Snowgirl.
An enchanting home for any little bird that fit
through the hole under her chin.
Pavel, the Woodcarver, made one of his own.
Then the birdhouse stood outside his and
Caterina's house and a bird moved in.
None of this is in the written story.
Something to entertain myself and maybe
I made these "Little Snowgirl" matrioshka dolls.
They go with me on school visits.
Starting with Pavel, the children like
to guess who is the next doll nested inside.
The last 2 are the hardest to guess.
The birdhouse and the little bird.