Oh, I loved this book as a child and when I saw this new gorgeous gift edition (illustrated by Lauren Child of 'Charlie and Lola' fame) I coveted it for a long time before buying it for my daughter for her birthday (kids are often convenient excuses to buy books:))
Except, I kept sneaking looks at it, and accidently left it out two nights ago and it was discovered, so I gave it to my girl early (Carissa will be 7 in two weeks) we have started reading it together and it is oh-so-much fun
|Here is Carissa and I and Pippi :)|
I bought the cute (more economical :)) paperback edition
Forgive my self-portrait style shot, half the book missing and C staring at her brother...
Anyway, the book is a chapter book, but it is so delightfully, gorgeously, artistically illustrated I had to take some photos and show it off. Afterwards, I realised there are already bundles of much more professional looking photos already on the net :D
Here are my backyard shots I took this afternoon ~ flipping to any random page
So far, we are only a few chapters in and loving saying Villa Villekulla (multiple times each time it turns up).
It's perfect for reading together. It's very close to Carissa'a reading level, which means she likes reading along while still being read to (my boys still love being read to ~ I am not sure what age kids grow out of it but I read out loud to my year 6 students :))
Anyone else adore Pippi?
Or read Pippi as a child?
Have you seen this new edition around?
I really recommend it
I have even bought two more copies for two of my nieces :D
It is making me rather nostalgic for one of my fave childhood movies:
Oh my gosh, how fun was this movie?
... which I haven't seen anywhere in Australia :/ Would love to have a copy, hey...
Also today: my son Reuben's 9th birthday. He got 7 new books and my boys* are in reading heaven. Is anyone interested in what my kids read? Might do some more children's books posts :)
That's all for now, mateys. See you around
*My oldest, Samuel, is ten ~ so he is excited for the new book haul as well :)
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