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Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2010
"Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink" is a charming episode in the "Pinkalicious" series which includes "Pinkalicious," Purplicious," "Goldalicious," and more. Pinkalicious, a spunky, resourceful young entrepreneur, decides she will earn money to buy pink bubble gum balls by making and selling pink lemonade, on a hot day. Deciding she needs no help from her mother, Pinkalicious jumbles together her first pitcher of pink lemonade, using some unusual ingredients just because of their color (beets?). When her brother Peter pronounces it "chewy!" she decides to sell some to Mr. Peabody. He is less adventurous than Peter, announcing, "It's definitely missing something...either that or it has too much of something else!" Many little misadventures later, Mommy offers to help make a second batch of pink lemonade and this time the only pink ingredient added to the lemons, sugar and water is strawberries. Guess what? It tastes great! Pinkalicious succeeds in her bubble gum business venture and shares her winnings with Peter, not quite equally, but close. "Pinkalicious" is filled with whimsical, imaginative, nostalgic illustrations and should completely engage young readers ages 3-7. Its upbeat message of positive personal empowerment through creativity and the value of play and learning to share are valuable thought-nuggets.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2010
Let me start off by saying I am not a big fan of the original Pinkalicious book. My daughter got it as a gift about a year ago and I found the little girl to be rude (sticking her tongue at her mother and disobeying her parents) and the message in the book was not a good one (green vegetables are gross, etc). But my daughter for some reason, loved the book illlustrations, so I would read her the book by editing it myself.
We were at the bookstore and my daughter saw this book and she really wanted it, so I read it real quick to decide if we are taking it home with us or not. This book is great! very cute! Pinkalicious wants to buy gumballs so she decides she is going to make and sell lemonade to raise the money. And guess what color the lemonade? Of course pink! She uses everything pink in the fridge (beets, pink frosting, pink grapefruit and watermelon)!!!! She ends up having to make a second batch with just strawberries (thanks to her mom). But best of all she shares half of the gumballs she bought with her little brother Peter who helped her set up the lemondae stand.
Adorable story and the illustrations are beautiful. I recommend it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 26, 2010
Author, Victoria Kahn has really created a fun, colorful, creative character with Pinkalicious. We love all the Pinkalicious books. In this book, Pinkalicious has decided to color her skates with magic marker and for a second I was worried that my daughter upon hearing this would decide this was the way to make her shoes match her clothes. I trudged along, hopeful that Victoria knew what she was doing and kept reading without interjecting. Thankfully, the markers did what markers will do when they touch water and Pinkalicious had to deal with her skates changing and the embarrassment of "everyone seeing" her sloppy skates and the ice.

Goddess was worried for Pinkalicious and was upset that she was crying about her skates. "Poor Pinkalicious". Like every Pinkalicious book, Mommy and Daddy make it all better. Which is one of the things I love about this series. Pinkalicious is allowed to be witty, smart and funny without the cost of Mommy and Daddy looking like total fools. They always save the day. They love their little girl and make everything alright which is why she is so well adjusted.

My son and daughter both love Pinkalicious and with this book being a Beginning 1 Reader most 6 and 7 year olds will be able to read it with ease.

If you are looking to get your children or any child on your Christmas list books this year; WE highly recommend any and all of the Pinkalicious books by Victoria Kahn. We must not be the only ones because, they are never available at our local library.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoy all the Pinkalicious books we've acquired. The illustrations are very clever. The stories are just the right length for my 4-year-old daughter's attention span.

This one reminded me of my own childhood, making concoctions in the kitchen. Loved the face on her first customer.

Miss Kann knows her audience. We look forward to future adventures with Pinkalicious.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS (LOL)!!!! The story goes that Pinkalicious receives a pair of ice skates as a surprise gift, but instead of being thankful, Pinkalicious doesn't like them. After all, they aren't pink! They are plain, boring white. So what does she do? Get pink marker and color all over them. She does not get reprimanded for this, although you can tell the mom isn't pleased by her facial expression. By the end of the book, the mom apologizes for her original dislike of the defaced skates and says that they are perfect. If I bought my child clothing or shoes and she marked all over them... well... it would not be okay. Additionally, in the book when the pink comes off the skates, it makes pretty swirls all over the ice, and the skates themselves end up being a beautiful pattern of swirls. Quite unlike the mess of stained EVERYTHING that would happen with marker bleeding everywhere, not to mention that any pair of skates colored by a small child are going to look hideous. We used the book as an object lesson of what would happen if my kids EVER marked up their clothes/shoes, what they might do if they didn't like the color (first express thanks and appreciation for the gift, then ask if it comes in other colors) and finally, it was a lesson in recycling.

This book gets two stars from me only because the words were the appropriate level for new readers. The plot, however, gets zero stars. Kids don't need to read stories where the protagonist does awful things and then gets rewarded for it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2014
Just not a lot there in these books. Not that impressed. Everyone talks about how their daughters love these books. I think they just like the fact that their favorite colors are mentioned or shown all the time, because they aren't that interesting or well written in my opinion. They don't teach any principles or values....I don't know. Just didn't seem worth the money. Take a book like The Empty Pot, or Yoko, or Ordinary Mary and THOSE are worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERon June 18, 2013
My girls (ages 3 and 6) are big fans of Pinkalicious and we have purchased every book. We have had this book for a while and my youngest, who is now getting more into Pinkalicous, has been choosing it for her bedtime story pretty often lately.

In this story, Pinkalicious wants to buy some pink gumballs, but unfortunately, her piggy bank is empty. Instead of just handing over the money, her Mom comes up with a great idea to set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood to earn some money. Pinkalicious, of course, insists that her lemonade has to be pink lemonade, but doesn't quite know how to turn her plain lemonade into a wonderful pink. The concoction that she comes up with sure makes the drink into a lovely pink, but the flavor is a little on the "unique" and "chewy" side. A mishap leads Pinkalicious back inside to make another batch, but this time with help from her Mom who helps her make the perfect pitcher of pink lemonade. In the end, her lemonade stand is a big success and she makes enough money to get enough pink gumballs to share with her helper Peter.

It is a happy and fun story with no "Mean Girl", "Pink Stinks" negativity that is found in some of the books. I like the lesson in this story that shows how your child can try to earn money for things they want through hard work instead of just having it handed to them. It is is done in a creative and fun way through a realistic lemonade stand example that kids love to do. My daughters put up a lemonade stand every year during our neighborhood garage sale and really have a blast. This book is a really nice addition to our Pinkalicious collection. Highly Recommended!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2010
My granddaughter loves having this book read to her. The pages are large and colorful and the illustrations great. Would highly recommend.
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on January 11, 2014
This Pinkalicious story purchased from Amazon turned out to be pretty darned good. I am generally not a fan of the original five of the "Pukalicious" books, so this story came as a delightful surprise. Pink-L gets the "stink eye" from her mother for coloring her brand new skating shoes with marker pens (pink of course), but in the end her mom tells her that they are "beautiful" as all modern mothers these days MUST or risk ruining her already inflated ego. Pinky, also to her surprise, is not able to easily learn to skate and suffers many falls. All in all, it is an interesting story with realistic features and, of course, a happy ending.
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We learned about Pinkalicious through my triplets Scholastic order forms at kindergarten. They're 6. Pinkalicious is the cutest book series for girls, especially the girly girls like my daughter, lol. It's relatively new and so glad they're coming out with more books in the series. They have dolls and other items to buy separetly and my daughter already has the small doll and really wants the unicorn, Goldilicious. Pinkalicious is such a sweet and kind girl so it's a nice story line for young girls and shows good friendship and fun! I hear there's a musical too, which would be neat to see. I'm hoping they'll come out with a cartoon, which would be so fun!
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