Lotta’s Bike byAstrid Lindgren
I normally don’t like books that tend to focus on a child’s naughty behavior. The way I see it is that they just do fine with that on their own, they don’t really need the “encouragement” in that particular vein.
But…this book actually put a smirk on my face as I read through it.
It reminds me of a special little girl I know. One I like to call my “Joy Girl”. It’s a bit of sarcasm, I will admit it. But, then again, it IS her middle name. Kind of ironic really, since she seems to have such a difficult time in finding joy. It’s there all around her. She enjoys it, that’s certain. However, she’s seems to focus a tad too much on the things that she’s not so joyful about.
I found it humorous at how much she liked this book. Even though no one had read it to her yet, she would just look through the pictures over and over.
I should’ve zoomed in some more, but that’s Lotta flying over the fence head first. She had stolen the nice neighbor ladies bike while she was napping, after she had given her a beautiful jeweled bracelet for her birthday. The next picture is Lotta screaming her head off because she landed on it in the bushes and got a bump. Then she sees the blood on her leg, and begins to scream “BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD!” If you look closely, you’ll see the tears spurting from her screaming face. A nice sweet kids book. 🙂
Yup. These are her favorite pictures. Not sure why really. But, maybe just because she’s my Joy Girl.
I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Even with naughty little Lotta’s tantrums. She’s definitely got some spunk…like some other little girl I know!