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Pinkalicious Hardcover – Picture Book, January 5, 2016
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- Lexile Measure : AD500L
- Item Weight : 13.3 ounces
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060776390
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060776398
- Product Dimensions : 9 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated Edition (January 5, 2016)
- Reading level : 3 - 5 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book jacket has glitter on it, and I hate glitter all over the house. I’ve found that laminating book jackets helps keep books new for a long time, and I’m particularly committed to this whe. There is glitter involved. Over a year (and many, many reads) later, the book looks new.
Pinkalicious (the title character) is a sprightly little girl who lives a very pink existence. With a room covered floor to ceiling in roseate shades and patterns (even the outside of her house is pink!), Pinkalicious delights one evening in her mother's decision to make some cupcakes. Baked, frosted and topped with a brilliant crimson maraschino cherry, they are a bright and cheery confection that makes the mouth water.
In her greed to eat as many cupcakes as she can, Pinkalicious comes to find the next morning that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Peering in the mirror, she sees that her skin has become as pink as the icing on her cupcakes. At first, she delights in the change but when her rosy complexion starts to cause some major problems, she is given a strict order by her pediatrician to fill her diet with green food and completely refrain from eating anything pink.
Of course, Pinkalicious is not fond of green foods (big surprise, eh?) and surrenders to temptation, eating more pink cupcakes and turning her skin lobster-red. In a panic, she finally follows the doctor's prescription for green food and is restored to her former glory.
Co-authored by siblings Victoria and Elizabeth Kann (with illustrations provided by the former), "Pinkalicious" is filled with brilliant shades of - you guessed it - PINK. Any girly-girl who loves frill, fuss and that delicate hue will delight in this book's ultra-feminine palette, Kann's illustrations spanning the wide spectrum with loads of fuschia, coral, salmon, magenta, mauve, scarlet, blush and powder pinks. Kann's style is basic and slightly pixie-ish, her illustrations giving off an elementary feel which little girls can relate to while offering them a feast for the eyes as far as color concentration.
Bottom line: "Pinkalicious" is a whimsical story to read to your "wee Pinkarella" (the Kanns's puckish terminology) if you want to encourage them to eat nutritiously or just for fun. If you're interested in more of what the Kann sisters have to offer, check out their aptly titled follow-up "Purplicious".
Having a little boy, I assumed by the title that it would be more for girls. But I was wrong. It's not gender-specific in any way. It's just a fun story. And as a mom who tries to get her child to eat green vegetables, I really appreciated its subtle message. (He quotes the "you get what you get and you don't get upset" to himself frequently as he does the "burped on Brussels sprouts" part and laughs and giggles. I love this book for this if no other reason: it delights my child.)
This evening when my 4-year old son sat on the sofa and "read" this book to himself -- almost completely word for word -- I knew I had to get one for our home library. I was really surprised to see it had any low ratings at all. I don't think it deserves that. It is for the children after all and my child loved it.