We have been reading "Pippi Longstocking" aloud to the girls for the first time and it is a delightful read. We finished the chapter about Pippi fighting the strong man in the circus today before naptime. As a mother of daughters, this quote became one of my favorites:
"Oh no, you couldn't", said Annika, "he's the strongest man in the world.
"Man, yes," said Pippi, "but I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that."