Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka series by Maj Lindman
Over the summer we began reading the Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka series of books, by Maj Lindman. Although the three main characters are girls, M LOVES these books! They are pretty cute girls, after all. ;) The stories are in no way “girl” stories though, but really appeal to any child (or adult as the case may be and is in our home).
The three girls live in Sweden and they are triplets. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed and fun to look at. The really neat thing about these books is that each full-page illustration details a scene from the text on the opposite page. So, for example, when Flicka is petting the dog, Dicka is holding the black kitten, or Ricka is pouring milk, the illustration lends itself nicely to a little comprehension game: Which girl is Flicka? Which is Ricka? Which is Dicka? They are triplets, remember, who like to dress alike by the way, and look alike, so you really have to be paying attention to the story to be able to tell who is who.
These are warm and charming stories of typical childhood, and are fun to read. These have made their way onto M’s list of favorite books, and mine too! Daddy is not 100% sold on them, simply because they are long (whatever), and the girls are Swedish, not Norwegian or German ;). But he is the first to admit he is a bit biased. :)
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Have a beautiful day! :)