This is a particularly gorgeous book – it’s a small paperback gift edition – and the matching of Pippi and illustrator Lauren Child is genius. I’m more Clarice Bean than Charlie and Lola, so seeing Child return to this older age group and the fun she has playing with text and image is delightful.
Reading a chapter to my six year old has been great fun and we’ve both laughed out loud as much as one another. It’s a keeper, one for her bedside table and more than a little bit special.
Don’t let the girls name fool you though, this isn’t a girly girl book. If your boy can get past the front cover then Pippi’s bold, brave and funny manner will have them laughing just as much.