This charming and colorful nesting doll features scenes from John Burningham’s children’s book Hey! Get Off Our Train. In the story a boy takes a magical train ride and meets endangered animals along the way: an elephant seal stork tiger and polar bear. He lets each creature climb aboard to safety. This matryoshka would make a wonderful companion to the book and a great gift for John Burningham fans.Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region. Our artists first hand paint the background then apply various detailed elements such as faces which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artistÂs magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally we baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with ÂMade in RussiaÂ mark of quality initialed by the artist and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.