About Me

I am a proud wife and mother, and a born again Christian. I work from home as a writer while taking care of Miss N, our six-year-old, Miss M, our four-year-old and Miss C, our newest bundle of joy. Life is crazy but so much fun!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feed Me Books Friday

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:

Feed Me Books Friday

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!


Adventure Mom Janna said...

Oh! I just love it! What a book to feed the imagination and get the mind thinking! I want this book now. Maybe I can start making a list for her 2nd b-day:)

Thanks for supporting a friend and playing along. And I do know how difficult that must have been with 2 sickies.

B has a horrible runny nose and keeps pointing to her nose and saying "sick, sick"

I think we should write a children's book someday:)

Tracey said...

This looks like a great book! Even though my girls are a bit older, I think they would enjoy it. We'll have to check it out!

Kim said...

We will have to check this one out. My son's preschool teachers say that quote. Too funny!

Mama Llama said...

I need to find Pinkalicious at the library. Goldilicious is great.. all about her imaginary Horse. There is some sibling rivalry, but not bad attitude. And we could use the story as a teachable moment. I must admit we have parted ways with some books due to bad examples it sets before our children ! thanks for the review!

vanessa said...

I keep seeing this book everywhere, but have never read it! I am going to look for it at our library next week!