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Dom the Dough Ball
No matter what part of the world you come from, you must have heard a bed-time story about some kind of baked good hoping out of the oven, running away and escaping a series of pursuers before being eaten, usually by a fox. What varies from culture to culture is what kind of baked good it is. In some countries it's a pancake or a cornmeal cake or a dough ball that does the running away. In others it's a confectionary, gingerbread cookie is the English and American version for example.
Every time the pancake/dough ball/cookie meets a hungry character on his path through the woods, he boasts about escaping from multiple animals who tried to eat him. Often (as in Russian version) the pancake is singing his verses. Brining all the wonderful history of 'runaway baked goods' folklore together was not an easy feat and making it more understandable to the current generation of preschoolers and kindergarteners was a fun project. And guess what, not all baked goods have to be eaten by a clever fox. Some of them, just like in our story, will survive to tell the tale!
Dom the Dough Ball comes with its own colouring book. A special edition of Dom the Doughball was published in 2016 with illustrations by our youngest artist, Daryna Krysanova.
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