It’s time for our Family Dinner Book Club preparations! This month we are featuring the book, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. We hope that you’ve been enjoying reading the book with your family. If you haven’t started to read or are just learning about Family Dinner Book Club, you still have plenty of time to participate!
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Just to review a bit… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the first of each month, we share the title of the book that is being featured. Then, on the 15th of each month we share all the details for your special club dinner. This month, Liska from Adventure in a Box shares art and craft ideas for decorating your dinner table. Sarah from Daisy at Home shares a special menu to compliment the book. And, I will share conversation starters for your special family dinner. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. Now, on to preparing for book club this month!
Family Dinner Book Club: Pippi Longstocking
There is a new neighbor in town and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
I’m pleased to share six conversation starters to get your Pippi Longstocking book club rolling. Just click on this link (Pippi Longstocking Conversation Starters) for a one page PDF file that you can print and then cut apart. Use the cards on your chosen dinner night. You, of course, don’t have to use all of them or you may even have some other discussion points that developed while you were reading. These are just meant to be a guide. Happy talking!
- Pippi is a thing-finder. Have you ever found something? What was it? If not, what would you love to find?
- How would you describe Pippi’s personality? Do you have any of the same traits?
- Pippi is a great storyteller. Let’s tell our own story about Pippi.
- Do you think that Pippi uses good manners? Why or why not?
- How is the village that Pippi lives in different from your town?
- Would you like to have Pippi as a friend? Why or why not?
Adapting for Different Ages
Though Family Dinner Book Club works very well for children ages 4-8, you can adapt the club for younger and older children. Younger children may enjoy this book list from The Artful Parent. It’s called Non Traditional Princess Books that Empower our Daughters. Older children may prefer to read Pippi Longstocking on their own and then discuss chapters after they read.
For lots of table decoration ideas, head over to Adventure in a Box for her Pippi Longstocking Inspired Storybook Decorations for Your Family Dinner Table. Liska shares ideas for table decorations for you special dinner.
For your yummy Pippi Longstocking Menu, head over to Daisy at Home.
And please snap a picture and share with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. We will also be talking about the book and how the club is going on the page too. We’d love for you to join us!
Check back on August 1st to see which book we will be featuring for the new month! Is there a book you would like to see us feature this year? Please share your ideas below in the comments or on our Facebook page.