> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Book Review and Giveaway: Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates by Maj Lindman
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates by Maj Lindman

Since we're celebrating vintage children's stories today, I thought it was only right to review this wonderful children's book today as well!

Originally published in the '40s and '50s, these wholesome adventures of three little Swedish girls (Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka), and three little boys (Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr), are timeless tales of childhood. I remember reading these as a small child. Author Maj Lindman's delightful illustrations complement her warm, gentle tales of kindness and courage.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates cover
Synopsis: Early one Christmas morning in Sweden, Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka opened their eyes. Soon they would have their Christmas gifts! For the first time in over thirty years, this classic holiday tale returns, in a deluxe hardcover edition. Longtime fans of the series will delight in revisiting the story, and new readers will find fun and excitement as the girls must save their friend Bertie after an ice-skating disaster.

Paperdolls included.

About the Author: Maj Lindman (Mrs. Maj Lindman Hulten) lived in Stockholm, Sweden (1886-1972). She attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm, and also studied art in Paris, France. She wrote and illustrated numerous children's books, but she is best known for her delightful tales of triplet girls Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka and their boy counterparts, Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr.

Review: Kiddo wasn't sure what to expect when we started reading this book! But by the 3rd page she was totally entranced! She couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next! This is sorta a long story (24 pages) for a 4 yr old to sit through, but she stayed stuck like glue to me! She loved the illustrations and happily pointed out things that were unfamiliar to her, to ask for more information on them (ah curiosity, a good thing!).
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka sample

When we got to the end, she was enamored once again, as the ribbon illustration was like a puzzle maze to follow and totally delighted her. THEN she realized there were paper dolls too in the back pocket! Heaven! 

This would be a wonderful present for your favorite child for Christmas, and a wonderful way to bring some vintage stories, with timeless appeal, into their lives! 


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Bookbuzz PR, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

1 comment:

  1. this looks like a really fun book thanks for a chance to win
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


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