The Little Hut, The Giant Turnip, The Bun
Age > 5
Olga Gordeeva is a Russian illustrator
The little hut: An empty small wooden house in a forest is first discovered by a mouse who settles there. Little by little more animals ask for permission to move in and the number of occupants grows and grows. One day a big bear arrives who involuntarily destroys the small house because he cannot get inside it. The giant turnip: A grandfather plants a turnip, which grows so large that he cannot uproot it. He asks the grandmother for help, and they together still cannot uproot turnip. In turn, more people are recruited to help, until they finally uproot the turnip together. The bun: A little round bun barely come to life escapes from the home of granny and grandpa. He meets with a rabbit, then with a wolf, and finally with a bear whose aim is to eat him, but the round bun cunningly escapes. To each animal he sings a song saying "I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly get away from you." In the end the bun meets the fox who praises his singing and so distracts him managing to catch and eat him in a bite.