Irina’s books are a beautiful window into other countries in the form of a chapter book. She shares her own life adventures in the series of books about Nina, an 11-year-old girl, and her daschund for preteens. When you start reading, you are immediately hooked by a great first sentence that opens so many intriguing questions!
Nina rushed into the car with a happy smile.
“I won, and now you’re going with us,” she whispered into Eve’s ear.
The chapters are short and easy to follow for the little ones, and we appreciated a nice, readable font. Each chapter also had a question or a discussion point cleverly added to the text. There is an abundance of new phrases young readers can learn. Her stories have twists, revealing headlines, and exciting new adventures.
When it comes to her illustrations, we can all agree that her illustrators, Tatiana, Gabriella, and Nadhezda, did a brilliant job. Her illustrations are a mix of watercolors and a modern design, and it’s a very nice change in the vast sea of vector-designed illustrations in books for children. Last but not least, we were so happy to learn that the whole editing, publishing, and designing team Irina organized is made up of women – especially because Irina’s team all came from her country, and she supported small local designers. We applaud the ethical standard behind the production of the book as well!