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Purplicious (Pinkalicious) Hardcover – October 16, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 500L (What's this?)
  • Series: Pinkalicious
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061244058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061244056
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Victoria Kann is the award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character Pinkalicious. Victoria coauthored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious and Purplicious. In addition, she cowrote the play Pinkalicious: The Musical. She wrote and illustrated the New York Times number-one bestsellers Goldilicious, Silverlicious, and Emeraldalicious. Victoria is currently working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious.

You can enjoy the further adventures of Pinkalicious in her early reader and I Can Read book series. Pinkerellas and Pinkerbelles will be entertained by the Pinkalicious doodle, activity, and sticker books.

Victoria is working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious. Readers can sign up for the Pinkalicious newsletter, download activity pages, get Pinkalicious party ideas, curriculum guides, and even pinkafy themselves at the Pinkalicious website. You can communicate directly with Pinkalicious on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.



Elizabeth Kann is a doctor whose writing has appeared in a variety of publications. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.


victoria y elizabeth kann son hermanas. Se criaron en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Aunque la autora Elizabeth Kann también es doctora, aún no se ha encontrado con un caso de Rositis en la vida real. Sus obras escritas han sido publicadas en varios diarios y revistas. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposo y sus hijos.

El trabajo premiado de la autora e ilustradora Victoria Kann ha adornado las portadas y páginas de varias revistas, diarios y libros. Cuando no está ilustrando, puedes encontrarla probando deliciosos pastelitos en las confiterías de Nueva York junto a su esposo y sus dos pequeñas Rosalinas.


More About the Author

Victoria Kann is the award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character Pinkalicious. Victoria coauthored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious and Purplicious. In addition, she cowrote the play Pinkalicious: The Musical. She wrote and illustrated the New York Times number-one bestsellers Goldilicious, Silverlicious, and Emeraldalicious. Victoria is currently working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious.

You can enjoy the further adventures of Pinkalicious in her early reader and I Can Read book series. Pinkerellas and Pinkerbelles will be entertained by the Pinkalicious doodle, activity, and sticker books.

Victoria is working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious. Readers can sign up for the Pinkalicious newsletter, download activity pages, get Pinkalicious party ideas, curriculum guides, and even pinkafy themselves at the Pinkalicious website. You can communicate directly with Pinkalicious on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Customer Reviews

"Pink has no purpose" "Pink ice cream is for sissies!"
Tamara C. Wilson
It feels like the author was just riding of Pinkalicious success and churned out as many other color-themed books as possible without really thinking of the story.
AmandaR
I read this book to my 6 year old daughter, and when I finished reading it to her, she said, "I loved it."
D. Carmichael

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

110 of 118 people found the following review helpful By T. Kirkwood on April 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Despite the negative feedback, I decided to try out Purplicious. The name, as with Pinkalicious, was too cute to resist. I want to address some of the negative feedback from other buyers with my opinion.
Some of the complaints came from parents of children under 5. If you use the "look inside" feature, you will see that the book is geared for 5-8 year olds. My 3 year old enjoyed the book; however, I am sure she does not fully understand the moral behind the story yet.
One response said "the mean girls don't even learn a lesson in the end." Well, that is a life lesson. Not every mean person learns a lesson. THAT is a lesson for the person being hurt. The lesson is that people are mean and you just have to ignore them, be yourself, and move on.
The book does have a negative tone and there are low points to Pinkalicious' feelings. However, many people have those feelings and do not know how to handle them. This book allows a child to learn that many people have down moments but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Yes, there are phrases like, "pink stinks", "pink is for babies", "pink ice cream is for sissies." So what!? Kids say these words and worse every day. It is a nice way to introduce things your kids will eventually hear in an environment in which parents can advise them on how to handle those types of words.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I will recommend it to anyone. It is not a happy-go-lucky, feel-good story. It is a story about personal preferences, how mean people can be, and how to be yourself!!! How can a story with that premise be so bad?!
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160 of 186 people found the following review helpful By P. Augustine on November 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Pinkalicious is a hugely loved book in my household, and we've shared it with friends and even read it at school in our girls classes (kindergarten and 1st grade). So we were excited about the prospect of a sequel. Fortunately, I read the new book, Purplicious, at a bookstore before purchasing. I was amazed at the consistently negative tone of the book and how how huge a downer it is. The final redemption at the end of the book comes too late, following a bombardment of negativity, and unfortunately, I don't believe it is enough to reverse the otherwise very sad tone of the book.

In this new book, Pinkalicious discovers to her horror that all her friends at school are now wearing black. The friends ridicule her mercilously for still loving pink when it is now out of fashion. Pinkalicious gets sad and depressed and puts all of her pink clothes away. Her parents and brother don't know what to do. She wears blue because she has the blues. Finally, in the last four pages of the book, Pinkalicious meets a new girl at school who shows how she can mix her beloved pink with blue and make purple, and finally Pinkalicious is happy again.

A 40-page book. 36 pages of relentless teasing, ridicule and sadness followed by a 4-page redemption. I opted not to purchase the book and don't think my girls would have enjoyed reading it.

Disappointing.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Pam Calvert on October 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I absolutely LOVED the message of this book. It shows that you should always be yourself and not follow trends or peer pressure. I must admit that I read this one before Pinkalicious, so maybe coming into it without expectation, I viewed it as a wonderful teaching tool on how children should be true to themselves (a theme that shows up often in my own work.)

In real life, the mean kids may not change. The only thing children can change is their view of themselves, which this book underscores.

So, yay for Purplelicious! A wonderful title to add to my collection!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. McCord on March 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am so sad to see all the negative reviews on this book. The first time I read both Pinkalicious and Purplicious to my three year old daughter I was concerned about the words used and subject matter. In both cases, the book has opened up great discussions with this little person who understands more than we realize and needs help forming her opinions and actions when faced with mean girls, bad words and too many cupcakes! Hiding our children from situations they will most likely face does not protect them. I wish I could protect my girls from all the bad things that happen out there but we all know that is not reality. So why not start to introduce them to these moments through a little girl they have learned to love.
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71 of 89 people found the following review helpful By D. Paynter on November 18, 2007
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My 4 and 5 year olds loved Pinkalicious so when I saw Purplicious was coming out I was excited and pre-ordered it, and now, I am returning it! It is an AWFUL follow-up to a wonderful book. We were sooo disappointed. Pinkalicious is adorable and all about a little girl that loves pink, one might assume that Purplicious would be adorable and all about a little girl that loves purple. . . but no! It is all about mean girls who hate pink, make Pinkalicious feel bad, and then the mean girls don't even learn a lesson in the end. I have been a big fan of Pinkalicious, but the Kann sisters and Harper Collins should be ashamed that they released this with any association to their earlier book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover
People seem to dislike this book because it deals with a reality that young kids actually face: teasing. Readers are disappointed that Purplicious is not a fluffy book in which a cute kid does cute things, with much hilarity ensuing. I am a parent of a 6-year-old, and I have volunteered in a kindergarten classroom. Teasing happens. It hurts kids, sometimes a lot. My daughter said recently, with tears in her eyes, "I still like princesses but the kids make fun of me. Now I can't like them anymore." This is the reality that kids actually face. As parents, how do we help children deal with it? Do we hand them a book about a cute kid with no problems? That doesn't help kids. If anything, books like that make them feel like something is wrong with them for having problems. I applaud Purplicious for addressing the issue of teasing. My complaint is with the ending, which is not realistic. The main character is "saved" by someone else. Kids need to learn how to stand up for themselves.
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