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Flicka, Ricka, Dicka And Their New Skates Review by Leslie Talley

Maj Lindman
Albert Whitman & Company
250 South Northwest Highway, Suite 320
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates is a fun and exciting Christmas story, which was first written over thirty years ago and recently brought back in an updated edition. Set in Sweden, the story begins with the three girls waking up on Christmas morning. They are, like most children, excited to open the gifts they know are under the tree. After opening their presents, they quickly find themselves on a grand adventure that includes a horse-drawn sleigh ride, ice-skating on a frozen pond, and rescuing a new friend. As you flip through the book, each turn of the page greets you with a colorful, classic illustration that clearly depicts the story the author is telling. In this new updated edition, the book comes with three paper dolls and a few accessories for each doll tucked nicely in a pocket in the back of the book.

Although this book is geared toward 5 to 8 year olds and grades kindergarten through third, my 3-year-old preschooler greatly enjoyed it. Even my 16-month-old son enjoyed looking at the colorful pictures. It was a fun book with 32 easy-to-read pages. My daughters, ages six and three, were excited about playing with the paper dolls when I showed them the dolls at the end of the story.

This is a cute story to add to your Christmas library, or something fun to read the whole year round.

Product Review by Leslie Talley, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, January 2012