Cherry-picking from the Guardian’s Culture section this morning reminded us of one of our favourite library finds.
. . . just remembering the joy of reading words like ‘Moomintroll’ and ‘Moominmama’ with my children. And this one was useful as well since Moomin and his pal Snorkmaiden had to conquer their fear of ghosts during their holiday at the lighthouse–we’ve had discussions of crocodiles and monsters under the bed, so Moomin became a handly little hero for us.
Besides that, the illustrations are so very funny and endearing, odd but in a good way, as the Scandinavian imagination seems to produce. It’s good that trolls can be endearing, surely.
We were sad when Moomin finally went back to the library’s shelves and are searching for his further adventures!
Sadly, Chae Strathie did not choose any Moomin books in her “Top Ten Utterly Zingbobulous Nonsense Words in Childrens’ Books” list, but she found plenty of other goodies.