Everyone knows the exuberant style of Lauren Child’s illustrations, mostly from her Charlie & Lola books. A couple of years ago she illustrated a gorgeous gift edition of Pippi Longstocking which was released in hardback. Now, just in time for Christmas the book has been published in paperback and it looks terrific. Best of all is the price, $24.95 which makes it a bargain. Put one under your Christmas tree for a special young girl you know.