I am joining in on a fun link-up from my friend Janna at The Adventure of Motherhood. It's called Feed Me Books Friday and is a chance for you to talk about some of your favorite children's books. Since my favorite class in college was Children's Literature, this is right up my alley! So without further delay, I bring you:
One of our favorite books is Pinkalicious
written and delightfully illustrated by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, whom I do believe are sisters.
Pinkalicious loves pink. When her mom asks her what color the cupcakes they are making should be, she replies, "Pink, Pink, PINK!" She eats so many pink cupcakes that she's bouncing off of the walls. In the morning, she has turned pink!
At first, Pinkalicious (whose real name we never quite learn) is thrilled to be pink. She even cries pink tears of happiness, but quickly she learns that pink is not all it's cracked up to be. Her mom rushes her to the pediatrician, where she learns she has an "acute case of Pinkatitis." She is instructed to eat a steady diet of green foods, and no pink foods, until it clears up.
Well, Pinkalicious is not thrilled with this, and does not obey. In fact, she sneaks just one more pink cupcake before bed. In the morning, she is red! To find out if she changes back, you will need to pick up your own copy and read Pinkalicious with your little girl.
I love this book because the illustrations are whimsical and fun, and it's written from a first-person point of view, so Natalie really seems to connect with the little girl. I also love the fact that when she disobeys, she gets a consequence. She has to do the right thing in the end to turn back to her normal, beautiful self. Also, some of the phrasing in the book is just delightful to read. For some reason, saying "I had one more pink cupcake." feels fun on my tongue. There's also a great mom-quote in this book: "You get what you get and you don't get upset!"
I will say that Pinkalicious has two sequels. One, Purplicious (Pinkalicious)
, we checked out from the library and I was not impressed with. In it the kids tease Pinkalicious for liking "baby" colors, and the teasing is not addressed as I would have liked. There is a third that I have not read called Goldilicious (Pinkalicious)
, but I heard from a friend that it is pretty cute.
I was going to share another, but I think that's enough for one post. I can't wait to see what others have to share!