Friday, March 18, 2011
Pinkalicious; Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
Author: Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
Publication Year: 2006 (English) 2011 (Spanish Ed)
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: sent by Publisher
Date Completed: 3/14/2011
Rating: 5/5 stars
I was first introduced to the delightful Pinkalious earlier this year when I read and reviewed Silverlicious. On March 1, 2011, Pinkalicious which debuted in English in 2006, was released in Spanish. I was lucky enough to get a copy from the publisher.
If you are not familiar with Pinkalicious, she is a sweet little girl who adores the color pink; it's simply her favorite color. She and he mom make pink cupcakes one rainy day, and Pinkalicious ate pink cupcakes all day long! When she woke up the next morning, her face and hands were all pink, and her belly the color of a sunset. Even a bath would not wash away all the pink.
Her mother takes her to the doctor who says that she has an acute case of "pinkititis". He tells her to avoid pink food, and to eat just green "yuck" food for a while. The birds and bees chased her thinking she was a flower, and her brother Peter was "green with envy over her pinkness". She pretends to eat all pf her green foods but sneaks a pink cupcake instead, and her skin began to change to a dreadful color "red". So finally she listens to the doctor and eats and drinks only "green": peas, cucumbers, relish, tea, and before long she was no longer red or pink.
What a terrific book to kick off a sweet series. A darling book with great illustrations, that will make you and your little one giggle with delight. This book and series should appeal to little girls, and fans of the color pink everywhere. How great to have it now available in Spanish. Purplicious, and Goldilicious are also books in this series. Give them a try!