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I love the fun sound of their names! “Oldies but goodies” a librarian told us so we went searching for the triplets and borrowed all the Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Snipp, Snapp, Snurr books we could find.

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Snipp, Snapp, Snurr series is about three charming Swedish boys (triplets… so fun!) who find themselves in gentle and wonderful adventures. You get quaint illustrations in these books – there’s something sweet and nostalgic about them. Every flip of the book opens up to an attractive spread of delightfully coloured picture (with captions at the bottom!) on one page and large easy-to-read font text on another. The stories are short and engaging… entirely suitable for readers who are just about to transition to short chapter books.

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And how lovely that Maj Lindman has a similar series featuring three beautiful Swedish girls – Flicka, Ricka, Dicka! The girls are very charming and my kids enjoy them. I have fun reading them too!

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We love that the boys and the girls in these series go through mostly everyday experiences. But there are enough twist and happenings to engage a reader and keep his eyes glued till the end. Happy endings (always). Lindman does a wonderful job in using simple topics – baking a cake, picking strawberries, helping a neighbour etc and turning them into a wonderful lesson of experience. Two thumbs up!

A little old-fashioned but these are great books for children to grow up with!

 

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