Saturday, February 20, 2010

Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and Flicka, Ricka, Dicka






I just love Classic literature for children. I love the way the language is slightly different and more formal than how we speak today, and I also love the precious illustrations. Of course there are very few books written about triplets. Imagine my surprise when I learned that a Swedish woman named Maj Lindman wrote not one, but TWO series about triplets that were first published in 1932! What fabulous news from my sweet Dallas friends, A & Mel. I bought several of the books as Christmas gifts for our children and we have all been delighted to learn of the adventures of the triplet boys Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr and of the triplet girls, Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka. You, too, will delight in these sweet stories to read to your young children or students! They are hard to find in bookstores, but you can find them on Amazon.com! Happy reading!!

9 comments:

Sherrie said...

OMG I totally remember reading those! I loved them. I also loved the Seven Chinese Brothers!

Sherrie said...

Ok I could not remember if there were five or seven brothers. I think the five was what I read as a child. Isn't it strange what stories stick with you forever?!

Short Southern Momma said...

how cute! I love classic children's books too! Macy learned to read with the Dick and Jane series. Hope your having a great weekend! xoxo

Gwennie said...

I love Flicka, Ricka and Dicka. I read them as a child, taken out of the library, and bought both sets for my boys. Have you ever read All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor? It is the sweetest story about five sisters growing up in NYC at the turn of the century, published in 1951. It is still in print, and a must read. And how about Mama's Bank Account and Cheaper By The Dozen, both books were favorites growing up.

Scarlett said...

I LOVED the girl triplet books when I was a child! I checked them out of the library obsessively. LOL
I need to get them for Mathilda!

And All of a Kind Family is an all time fave of mine. I have a copy waiting for my DD.

bevysblog said...

Oh, Sherrie! I loved the Seven Chinese Brothers! Also, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel and The Little House.

Gwennie, I loved all five books of All of a Kind Family. Actually, I learned so much about the Jewish faith and practices from reading those. Funny... for years, I thought the word SYNAGOGUE was pronounces: "sah naj" for some reason. Knew what a synagogue was whenever I HEARD the word, just never could read it!

Jo said...

Love these! What afun memory post.

Jo

Housewife Bliss said...

classic children's books are the best, so much better than some of the rubbish you can get today. So happy you found them. I bet your children are loving them. Well done for finding them.

Eloise said...

I, too, love old-fashioned children's books! Two of my son's favorites were My Father's Dragon and Wolf Story. Fun to read other commenters' recommendations too.