2.18.2009

pippi




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."

44 comments:

Worknprogress said...

That is our absolute favorite too! If only i could leave this post here written in swirlly twirllies like Ms. Child did in this book! :o)

Happy reading!

Catherine said...

Of the Charlie and Lola fame? Those are the absolute favourites in our house (the DVD's and books).

Jess said...

We got this last summer and my kids both! sat still listening to it.
What a great edition!

oni said...

i love the charlie and lola cartoons

Antoinette said...

We loved this one! Got it for my son for Christmas and we read it in January. I'd bought a previous version by another illustrator and it wasn't the same!

katherine h said...

My children love this too. they especially love the song about sloshing around in wet shoes.

Paloma said...

We are loving it too, beautiful picture!!

alazyknitter said...

I got this for my eldest for the holidays... it's lovely, so lovely. The illustrations are so very perfect, I completely agree.

Kellie H said...

oh love Lauren Child!!! We adore the princess & the pea book ...& Lola cracks me up!
the photo with her face in the book is priceless!

Prue said...

I love the idea of reading to the kids daily, like a radio serial! I must get started. I'll have to find a book!

Art Nest said...

I have bumping into so many moms (or rather their daughters) this week who are into Pippi and orphan Annie ...I can't wait to get my hands on this illustrated version of Pippi...it looks so dreamy...
Zana

Art Nest said...

okay...since everyone is talking about what a darling 'Lola' is...I have to include that we have 'Talk Like Lola Days'...our entire household (excluding dad) walks around speaking with our best English accents (with a southern drawl thrown in). The kids pick up on it much better than I do!
Try it, "ya'll" will like it~

Barbara Brown said...

love it. i do adore ms. child's pictures too. and pipi is such an old friend of mine also.
barbara brown

Brooke Reynolds said...

I already bought this one on your recommendation.. and I'm so glad we did. We'll be starting it next week (once we wrap up James and the Giant Peach). I love the size of the book and yes, the illustrations are just amazingly great. (thank you! thank you!)

Maria said...

We love Astrid Lindgren's work too. Especially Pippi, but also Emil, Ronia, the Robber's Daughter and.... They are so many fabulous books. Great storyteller!

Rubyellen said...

oh i love her illustrations!!! our favorite book at our house is her "i will never not ever eat a tomato!"

Cate said...

This is our favourite also. So much so that after reading it we all decided to name our third baby after Pippi! I hope our little one has the same creative, imaginative and adventurous spirit as Miss Longstocking!She does have that mischievous twinkle in her eye...

amy said...

I just saw this book at the library two days ago. I thought it was so cute! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to enjoy it.

Katie said...

First of all, I MUST HAVE THAT RED POSTER...the mantra of my life lately!

I used to love Pippi as well. I envied her life. And Lola cracks me up with her, "Chaaaaa-ley..."

melissa said...

I love all your photographs! As a kids my sisters and I were obsessed with the Pippi movies. Though we could never understand why her mouth didn't move right with the words...

Jen said...

Cute post! You have such a great eye!
♥Jen

Jen said...

P.S. You are kinda like Oprah, whatever you like everyone likes too! :)
♥Jen (again)

Tammy said...

Seriously...Pippi and a certain 5 year old with the alligator head sharing day are truly one in the same!!!!

I've love Pippi since I was her age!!!

Joslyn said...

audrey and i kicked off 2009 by reading a chapter or two of this before bed every night (it was one of her christmas gifts + our very first chapter book...) we're now addicted to the ritual.

it's a great book.

xoxo

jojo-caramel said...

I love Pippi !!! All my childhood !!!
Those illustrations are fantastics !

c'est le pompon said...

So cute!!!!
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JMW said...

I love that shot of your daughter in the kitchen - we have the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster on our wall as well (except in gold). It's a perfect reminder to slow down and take it easy.

Christy said...

Charlie and Lola make me giddy! I must have this version of Pippi for my girls!

jackie said...

pipi was my hero as a child. glad that her legacy is carrying on with the next generation...
(that sure makes me sound old).

Trish said...

Yes, I absolutely agree with you about Lauren Childs. My jaw dropped the first time I saw this new edition come out.. it's just gorgeous.

dottyspots said...

Yay for Pippi! We have this version too and it's fabulous. I love Lauren Child's illustrations for the book, I think she captures children very well.

Have you visited her website: http://www.milkmonitor.com/

Kari said...

This is one of our favorites too. I see a glimpse of the crochet chandelier Katie told me about!

Good + Happy Day said...

Oh my, we just read this too and are in love with Pippi. IT's a great translation and those illustrations are fa-bu-lous, no?. In fact, I'm planning a post about how this book has been enjoyed soon. For starters, it made my daughter want to have her hair braided, something she's resisted for the last 4.5 years! I am thrilled!

discodots said...

I never knew Pippi as a child but my daughter got Lauren Child's version for her birthday last year. We were in fits of giggles reading it together and has become a firm favourite!

Bethany Hissong said...

We love this book too! I wish I were Lauren Childs!!!

Alexandra said...

I loved that book, too, as a kid and had totally forgotten about it. I will have to keep this on the list for when they get a big bigger.

d said...

we have this here too, but as my kids are raised in german, it will last a little until I can read this to them - they did some german versions of charlie and lola - but in german sometimes lola is pia - and I can´t help myself - this just doesn´t work for me!
kind regards, great blog
dolores

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emadethis said...

I love that book...especially the part where they have a coffee party. Who is the illustrator for that printing?

Anonymous said...

Our daughter absolutely adores Pippi! She has read this book so many times she knows it by heart. And now we have a massive collection of mix matched socks and a never can be forgotten stuffed monkey - can you guess what his name is ?!

sunny said...

I get great library books for my niece and nephews...and loved the first photo you posted - of your daughter reading the book. My library has it! woo hoo!

I grew up with the book and adore it. So happy to introduce it to family!

Oh..and my mom has a photo of me as a young girl, sitting on a table in front of the window - swinging my legs, hair in braids - while I read a book. That's why this photo caught my eye!

Julia said...

Thank you so much for this recommendation! We started the book this week and pulled out the pipe cleaners this morning to send my daughter off to pre-school with Pippi braids. I have pictures up on my blog.

Thanks for the regularly fabulous inspiration!

debbiedoesraw said...

Pippi is the BEST!
deb

something.els said...

i love the text against the wall, behind the book! ;)

lyckoskatt said...

please please let me know where you got that lamp. did you make it yourself or did you buy it somewhere?