Friday, February 19, 2010

Oldie but Goodie

Copyright 1944. Scrumptious. I'm talking about the Flicka, Ricka, Dicka books. The counterparts are the Snipp, Snapp, Snurr books. This one is Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries, by Maj Lindman. The triplet girls in the series are most wholesome girls; gentle, helpful, sweet and all those good things. Parent honoring.....they are so charming and innocent. These books had gone out of print until recent years when someone (probably a homeschooler) saw fit to resurrect them. I almost bought the whole set once when the kids were littler, but since money doesn't grow on trees, I never did get around to it. I snagged this one from a second hand store recently in all it's page yellowed loveliness. In this story the girls pick wild strawberries for mother one day and they get lost in the woods on the way home. They stop at a cabin on the way for a drink and help finding their way (I guess you could do that in 1944). The family in the cabin is rather threadbare and noticeably lacking. The sweet girls decide to spend the money that their considerate mother gives them for the picking on a few things for the poor family. Of course their basket of gifts includes the strawberry jam they made from the wild strawberries too. Charming! Love the soft colors in the pictures. They just make me feel good. And the nice big print, uh! The counterpart books are about triplet boys. They are so delicious, I need some little kids to snuggle on the couch with!

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Alisha said...