Today I am going to do a review about Pippi in the South Seas by Astrid Lindgren.
This book, Pippi in the South Seas, is about a hilarious girl named Pippilotta Longstocking. She is a red-headed girl who wears shoes so big she could fit two of her feet in them. Her father, a chief of an island in the South Seas, takes her and her two friends, Tommy and Anika, on a visit to the island of Kurre Kurredutt. They are in a for a big adventure! When Pippi plays marbles using real pearls with the island children, two crooks named Jim and Buck attempt to steal the pearls. Pippi handles them in an unforgettable way! She single-handledly outwits them and throws them into a little boat, and they are happy to escape with their lives. I like reading the Pippi Longstocking books as they are a fun read. The author is very creative.
I told Kaylin to pick any book she wanted to review and to write up a review for today’s blog post. This is what she picked. I thought this was an interesting pick as she read these books probably more than a year ago; and this book, like last week’s book, is one that I read as a child. In fact, this book is the exact book that I read in my much younger days! The cover is off, and the book shows much love (or wear!) I do remember as a child thinking that these outrageous books were humorous. Pippi can do things that no normal child could ever do; and her actions are so extreme that every child that is reading the book would immediately pick up on that fact. As I flipped quickly through the book tonight, I noticed how often Jim and Buck were said to be cursing. The book never says any curse words; it just said that they were cursing. As a child, I never picked up on that at all. I find it interesting how I read books so differently now that I am an adult compared to how I read them as a child. I do not believe that it was necessary for the author to put in that her villians were continually cursing to make them appear to be “bad guys,” but I still think that the books would be fine for children to read. As I have not read these books recently, I honestly could not say if they teach many moral values. I do remember that Pippi was kind, and that honesty was honored. Have fun reading!
This book is available on Amazon, and probably other websites as well.