Thursday, February 09, 2006

Astrid Lindgren -- more than Pippi

Today we started a wonderful chapter read-aloud for the littles. Children of Noisy Village is by the author of the Pippi Longstocking series, Astrid Lindgren. She's written many children's books -- ranging in reading level from easy reads to 3rd or 4th grade reading level.

Well, Children of Noisy Village is a delight. String Bean and Lego Maniac kept clamoring for more.. which is ALWAYS a good sign. The story gets it's name from three farms that stand side-by-side and house six children between the ages of 9 and 11 (plus a little girl who's 2). The children get up to the kind of things my own do -- maybe why they're enjoying it so much! The description of Lisa, the narrator, and her 7th birthday gift made String Bean's eyes light up!

A truly wonderful read-aloud for all.


Alice said...

Oh good! We are about to finish Winter Holiday, and I need something good for bedtime reading. This sounds just perfect!

The Bookworm said...

Thanks for reminding me about this one. I read it to elder dd, but younger dd has missed out. I'll have to dig it out. I think we also have Happy Times in Noisy Village somewhere.