Paula Danziger's Amber Brown Is Tickled Pinkby Bruce Coville, Elizabeth Levy
Amber Brown is excited about her mom and Max’s upcoming wedding. Not only does Amber get to be the Best Child but all her best friends are invited, including Justin, whose family will be making a special trip back to town just for the big event! But when every conversation about the wedding causes a fight about
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Beloved Amber Brown returns in a new book!
Amber Brown is excited about her mom and Max’s upcoming wedding. Not only does Amber get to be the Best Child but all her best friends are invited, including Justin, whose family will be making a special trip back to town just for the big event! But when every conversation about the wedding causes a fight about money, they talk about a having a tiny wedding without any family or friends. On top of that she’s on the hunt for the perfect dress and writing her Best Child speech.
Paula Danziger called Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy her best friend and her other best friend, and this close connection enabled them to lovingly capture Amber Brown's voice, sense of humor, big-heartedness, and her fondness for puns.
“Amber is trying to find comfortable middle ground between her father and her mother's wedding plans. She's trying not to take sides but sometimes finds herself caught between them, even in their mostly amicable split, a problem she good-naturedly deals with, setting a fine example for kids in the same position. . . . Fully faithful to the voice Danziger gave Amber Brown, this visit with an old friend will totally satisfy readers. (afterword by Danziger's niece, ‘the real Amber Brown’)” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Amber's original voice rings true, delivering plenty of wordplay and hilarious, wide-eyed observations. Ever insightful and resilient, Amber faces her challenges head on and recognizes that change is inevitable and difficult." School Library Journal
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Amber Brown isn't looking for just any dress. It has to be THE dress.
“How about this one?” Aunt Pam says. “It’s not pink.”
“No, it’s outer-space green,” I say.
The dress is iridescent, which means shiny. And yes, I like shiny, but this one looks like an alien ate something that didn’t agree with it.
I give Aunt Pam my “I can’t believe you expect me to wear this dress” face. It’s a face I’ve been making all day. Aunt Pam is getting exasperated. Mom is getting exasperated. The sales woman is getting exasperated……and we’ve been to six stores before we even got to her.
I, Amber Brown, am exasperated too. I am also disgruntled, peeved, and put out. I have nothing to wear. I don’t mean that I’m naked. But now that we are having the wedding, I must, must, MUST have THE dress!
It’s not going to be alien green.
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Meet the Author
Paula Danziger (1944–2004) was a flamboyantly funny and deeply honest writer who had a direct line into kids’ hearts and funny bones.
Bruce Coville (www.brucecoville.com) lives in Syracuse, New York.
Elizabeth Levy (www.elizabethlevy.com) lives in New York City.
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The Amber Brown series is a fun series to read aloud with your child. Amber Brown is Tickled Pink is the most current in the series and possibly the last. It is written by the late Paula Danziger's best friends, Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy, in honor of Ms. Danziger. ----- One of the details that makes this series so recommendable is that it deals with divorce. Amber's parents are divorced, and not amicably I might add. They complain about each other, make snide comments about each other, etc. It's been a while since I have read its predecessors, but this aspect seems to come out more prominently in Tickled Pink. I imagine the reason is that Amber is older and her mother is remarrying. Weddings seem to have a talent for bringing out the worst in situations that are less than pleasant to begin with. While a child should never be in this situation, I am happy to hear Amber stick up for her parents and tell them their bickering makes her uncomfortable. And I am glad that there are no 100% happy endings, i.e. parents miraculously stop bickering and become best friends. That would be cheating. ----- Now I may just be getting over-weepy in my old age, but Amber's toast choked me up. If a book makes me cry, or struggle not to, it's a sign of a well-written book in my opinion. ----- When I started reading this book, I did not realize that Paula Danziger had passed away. I can't remember what it was that alerted me to that fact, but I had not read the dedication. So I went back to read it. That was the second time I got all choked up. ----- Amber Brown is Tickled Pink is a fun read and I definitely recommend it, especially for anyone who is looking for a book, or entire series for that matter, to read aloud to their kiddos.
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Ambet brow is sooo much fun fir children shes silly funny and full of energy when you call them for dinner theyll be way too busy reading too ever stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!