Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Three Swedish Sisters

I must confess, I have always had a bit of a soft spot for Swedish children's literature; Astrid Lindgren, Elsa Beskow and Maj Lindman. As a child I adored the sweetness of the books, the coziness, and the abundance of ginger snaps!

I was so excited to come across a little stack of Maj Lindman's Flicka, Ricka, Dicka books on a recent visit to my local library. These picture books are about the adventures of three Swedish sisters who look alike and dress alike. They have sweet and gentle adventures (growing vegetables for a local market, going on picnics, and looking after kittens). Originally written in the 1940s, these are ideal picture books for a bedtime read or for sensitive children in need of a gentle read.

The author of the Flicka, Ricka, Dicka series also wrote a similar series about three brothers, Snipp, Snapp, Snurr. Same wholesome storylines, same gentle narratives.

My three kiddos just loved these! Even my eight year old boy was requesting these :)

The four we have recently enjoyed are Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries

And now I'm off to hunt some more Maj Lindman books down!

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