This is our family's favorite book, ever (so far). Isn't it so fun as a parent to introduce your kids to your old book friends? (and Lauren Child's illustrations in this version are just so, so, so, so perfect)
"The day had been filled with pleasant activities. She woke up early and served Mr. Nilsson [her pet monkey] juice and rolls in bed. He looked so sweet as he sat there in his light blue nightshirt, holding the glass with both hands. Then she fed and groomed her horse, telling him a long story about her travels at sea. After that she went into the living room and painted a big picture on the wallpaper. The painting showed a fat woman in a red dress and black hat. In one hand she was holding a yellow flower and in the other a dead mouse. Pippi thought it was a very beautiful painting."