- Publisher: Scholastic; 1st Scholastic Printing edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545142954
- ISBN-13: 978-0545142953
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,411,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Purplicious Paperback – 2009
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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?!
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Teach your kid to tease and exclude. Teach your kid that boys shouldn't like pink. Teach your kid that being sullen and moody for days when you're being picked on at school is an... Read morePublished 25 days ago by J. Fetter
I did not buy this book from Amazon but thought I should share my opinion with others. I bought these based on a recommendation from a friend but this book is terrible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julia
My daughter and I went to see Pinkalicious and we really enjoyed it so I got her a book for Easter.
If you're not familiar with the story, Pinkalicious and her family... Read more
This is a well made book and the children just love the story.Published 2 months ago by Chester McAdams III
This book is awful. I had to skip over so many parts that talked about hating pink and the kids calling each other names. Seriously?! I don't want to expose my 3. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jasmine Gibert
I bought this book for my 5 1/2 year old granddaughter. She just loves the pinkalicious books so I bought her the purplicious book for a change in color. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sunshine
This book is a little weird, has some mean girls in it, not what I was expecting.... Should have looked into this one a little more before buying.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer