I’ve seen several people talking about the Hilda books, mostly because they’ve been made into a series on Netflix. I wanted to check out the books before watching the series and read Hilda and the Black Hound and Hilda and the Midnight Giant this past week and have two more on hold at the library.

These are delightful. Hilda is a great character, the setting of the books is fun, and the drawing and tone of writing goes together so well. Hilda is a troublemaker and in many ways reminds me of other childhood stories I loved (Pippi comes to mind). Plus, Hilda has crazy Scandinavian friends like Nisse, trolls, giants, and her dog.

I can’t wait to read more of these and then to watch the series on Netflix, they made me laugh and I spent a lot of time looking at the drawing style, it’s wonderful.