Pinkalicious

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Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns pink! What to do? Authors: Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann.
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Overview

Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns pink! What to do? Authors: Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann.
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Editorial Reviews

curledupkids.com
“Kann’s artwork is brilliant”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Winningly direct narration. There’s enough pink tastiness to keep fuschsia fans happy.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“Winningly direct narration. There’s enough pink tastiness to keep fuschsia fans happy.”

ALA Booklist
“Fun.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Winningly direct narration. There’s enough pink tastiness to keep fuschsia fans happy.”
Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
There is only one word to describe this title—"readalicious!" Capitalizing on a love for all things pink, this ode to that rosy hue is exuberant with illustrations that dance off the pages and colors that seem to be entities in and of themselves. Our heroine, a young girl who adores pink, indulges in one too many of her mother's delicious pink cupcakes. The result is that her entire body turns lusciously pink. "I'm Pinkerbelle!" she exclaims with delight. Her mother drags her off to the pediatrician who proclaims that she must eat green foods to counteract all "that pink." Of course, "Pinkerella" eats "just one more" pink cupcake and arises the next day to discover that she has gone past pink to startlingly bright red. After consuming everything green she can find, she is transformed back to her usual color. As she is hugging her mother in happiness, her dad inquires "What happened to the rest of the pink cupcakes?" and that is when the younger brother leaps out yelling "Pink-a-boo!" Needless to say he is now as pink as raspberry sherbet. Mixed media, including collage and the use of real items like doilies and other odd-a-ments, bring this humorous romp of a book colorfully to life. This title will make a great springboard for discussions about how skin color affects all of our lives, both in reality and in people's imaginations. What color would one choose to be? There are lots of possibilities at multiple levels.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Pinkalicious eats so many pink cupcakes that she wakes up the next morning with pink skin and hair. The color just won't wash off, and the doctor diagnoses her with Pinkititis and tells her to eat green food to get better. Still, when her parents aren't looking, she sneaks just one more treat-and turns red. Startled, she starts to choke down her veggies and finally returns to normal. When everything seems okay, Daddy asks what happened to the other cupcakes, and Pinkalicious's little brother bounds into the room with one in hand, happily showing off his new pink skin. The final "Pink-a-boo!" is sure to garner smiles. The computer-generated collage pictures are bold and appealing and will draw readers into the story. Although the main character is a bit obnoxious, children will be amused by her obsession with pink sweets. Reminiscent of David Shannon's A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic, 1998), Kann's lighter confection is a pink lover's dream come true.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A girl with a passion for pink discovers that the monochromatic life may not be a bed of roses after all. Much like Roald Dahl's Violet, this little girl doesn't know when to say enough, as she over-indulges in the pinker-than-pink cupcakes she and her mother have made. Even when she awakens to discover she is a vivid pink hue, the girl is delighted. However, when her continual consumption of the pastry results in her color deepening to a red, she knows she must listen to her doctor and consume the antidote of-what else-green foods. Kann's snappy prose is filled with subtle puns and jokes-the girls calls herself "pinkerella" and "pinkerbelle"-to keep astute readers chuckling. The tale is over the top enough to engage older readers while the younger set will be fascinated by the thought of becoming their favorite color. Kann's computer-enhanced, full-color illustrations are a continuation of the zaniness. Bold colors and collage-style accents create a surreal landscape in which a child turning pink seems to be almost normal. (Picture book. 5-8)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Winningly direct narration. There’s enough pink tastiness to keep fuschsia fans happy."
www.curledupkids.com
“Kann’s artwork is brilliant”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Winningly direct narration. There’s enough pink tastiness to keep fuschsia fans happy.”
ALA Booklist
“Fun.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060776398
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Series: Pinkalicious Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 464
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Kann

Victoria Kann is the author-artist of three #1 New York Times bestselling books, Emeraldalicious, SILVERLICIOUS, and Goldilicious, and is the artist and coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Pinkalicious and Purplicious. In addition, Victoria cowrote Pinkalicious: The Musical, which premiered in New York City to sold-out audiences and continues to be performed across the country. Her award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers, and books. She lives with her husband and their two daughters close to the seashore, where she loves to walk on the beach and collect shells, hoping to find Aqualicious. Readers can follow Pinkalicious on Facebook and Twitter.

Victoria Kann is the author-artist of three #1 New York Times bestselling books, Emeraldalicious, SILVERLICIOUS, and Goldilicious, and is the artist and coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Pinkalicious and Purplicious. In addition, Victoria cowrote Pinkalicious: The Musical, which premiered in New York City to sold-out audiences and continues to be performed across the country. Her award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers, and books. She lives with her husband and their two daughters close to the seashore, where she loves to walk on the beach and collect shells, hoping to find Aqualicious. Readers can follow Pinkalicious on Facebook and Twitter.

Elizabeth Kann is a doctor whose writing has appeared in a variety of publications. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.

victoria y elizabeth kann son hermanas. Se criaron en Brooklyn, Nueva York. Aunque la autora Elizabeth Kann también es doctora, aún no se ha encontrado con un caso de Rositis en la vida real. Sus obras escritas han sido publicadas en varios diarios y revistas. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposo y sus hijos.

El trabajo premiado de la autora e ilustradora Victoria Kann ha adornado las portadas y páginas de varias revistas, diarios y libros. Cuando no está ilustrando, puedes encontrarla probando deliciosos pastelitos en las confiterías de Nueva York junto a su esposo y sus dos pequeñas Rosalinas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2006

    Objectionable content!

    I give this book a 'poor' rating for several reasons... 1. The way the mother talks to the daughter...'you get what you get and you won't be upset', and then the daughter sticks out her tonge at her monther. 2. The 1st appearance of the father and accompanying illustration are of him ordering her to bed with a pointed finger. 3. The Dr. prescribes 'green vegetables', and text says 'yuck!'. Later negative comments describe vegetables as...'choke on an artichoke, gag on a grape, and burp up a brussle sprout', and more. 4. Also not crazy about the sneaking out of bed, and building a tower to climb to the top of the refridgerator. Why expose my 2 children to these things when there are so many good books out there showing good communication between parents and children, and advocating healthy eating?

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

    Disappointing

    I was very disappointed with the series. I bought all three books because of previous reviews I had read, but after getting them home and reading them with my daughters, I was very not very happy. Some of the actions and attitudes portrayed are not what we are trying to encourage in our children. I ended up returning all three books.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    eh...

    I agree that this book sends an extremely poor message. My daughter is only 2 so I leave out the negative words about vegetables and change a few things up. When she is older and reads this for herself, I won't be able to do that. I'm not impressed with the book in general and that's a shame because this book has great premise and COULD possibly be a great series for girls. The authors should have just left out the negativity about vegetables, the tantrums, and the disobedient little girl who has no consequences for her actions (sneaking cupcakes when her mother tells her no). Such a shame.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Not Good!!

    I am always surprised as to why this book is so famous! It is awful and does not encourage anything good or healthy.

    First of all, they make "pink" cupcakes, well, what flavor is pink exactly? I like my food to come from nature or at least have some sort of trace of something real. If I make "pink" cupcakes they are called "strawberry" and at least contain some strawberries, not just food coloring!!! Outrageous!

    Also, the doctor tells her to eat a diet of green foods, which she refers to as, "yucky!" I do not encourage healthy, real food to be called yucky!!

    So many things are wrong in this book, again, I cannot see why people actually like it and read it to their children!

    Since I already own it and my daughter seems to like it, I simply rewrite the book as I read it. I refer to the green foods as magic and because they are so good for you they can cure you of anything, even turning pink!

    HarperCollins should be ashamed of themselves.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2011

    The only "good" book from the series...

    My daughter likes this book very much because she loves pink, but I agree with many other reviews that are some things at this book that I had to adapt because it is not what I teach my kid... when she had to eat vegetables to dont be pink anymore, we made as she likes to eat them... as my daughter never learned that vegetables does not taste good... the idea was good, but as a book, I would hope the author would take out the children steriotypes (not liking vegetables) and teach them that vegetables are good... isn't why we buy books? to teach them GOOD lessons?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Very Pink-CUTE

    Pinkalicious is the first book about a girl who loves the color pink so much she turns pink herself after eating too many pink cupcakes. Pinkalicious' is given a bath, but she still is pink. She is taken to the doctors, and is diagnosed with 'Pinktitis'. Her prescribed medicine is to eat as much green stuff as she can, to turn back to her normal color. But Pinkalicious is happy being pink. Even after being swarmed by bugs because she looks like a flower, she still likes being pink. She like...morePinkalicious is the first book about a girl who loves the color pink so much she turns pink herself after eating too many pink cupcakes. Pinkalicious' is given a bath, but she still is pink. She is taken to the doctors, and is diagnosed with 'Pinktitis'. Her prescribed medicine is to eat as much green stuff as she can, to turn back to her normal color. But Pinkalicious is happy being pink. Even after being swarmed by bugs because she looks like a flower, she still likes being pink. She likes being pink so much she eats one more cupcake. However, she wakes up to find she is no longer Pink but Ruby Red. Pinkalicious does not like this at all.

    Right away she starts to eat anything in the fridge that is green. Her normal complexion soon returns. Pinkalicious finds that she loves her complexion, just as she is. More importantly, she likes who she is just the way she is.

    Victoria & Elizabeth Kanns' book is not only beautiful to look at, with many pages full of 'pinkness', her message is simple: love yourself for who and how you are. While this book is centered around a girl, and is aimed for girls, such a message can be understood by many.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Great for preschool!

    I teach preschool and all the children in my class love this book, even the boys and children that don't like pink love it. It starts a great discussion about how much is too much junk food as well. I just wish there were other colors besides traditional girl colors in this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Pinkalicious

    The little girl in this story is in love with the color pink and her mom makes her some pink cupcakes. She loved them so much she wanted to eat more and more. I think this is a really cute book for younger children especially little girls who love pink. The illustrations are wonderful and go very well with the story. They will keep your little listeners engaged.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2009

    We Loved Pinkalicious!

    I read "Pinkalicious" to my class and they loved it! They especially enjoyed the illustrations. Their favourite part was when the little girl turned all over PINK! The story kept them interested, and they couldn't wait for me o read it again. We also read "Purplicious" and enjoyed it as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    This could have been a cute book. But, as other reviews have ex

    This could have been a cute book. But, as other reviews have explained, it has lots of content that id not good for small children to hear/see. When my daughter and I read it, we talk about how Pinkalicious' behavior is NOT nice and that she shouldn't eat that many cupcakes anyway. We use all the bad stuff in the book as an opportunity to teach how it is wrong. I would NOT recommend this book to others.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    little girls will love this book

    Best book for little girls.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Would Highly Recommend

    Got it out of the box and read it right away. Gonna need more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    WE LOVE PINKALICIOUS!!

    Such a cute story and super fun to read! Pinkalicious is definitely the best book in the series. My daughter loves Pinkalicious so much that we are using this book as her 4th birthday theme.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Pinkatastic!!!!

    I felt in love with this book the first time I saw it. I'm a very pinky person who also likes cupcakes. After read this one I bought all the other books from Victoria Kann. Last month my daughter's 4th birthday motive was Pinkalicious and I gave her the Pinkalicous and Goldilicious doll and the cupcakes interchangeable toy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Love it, My nieces have a few of the books and I finally read it to my princess and she love love loves it!! I had to purchase the book for my daughter and have read it over and over again.. Must have book for girls...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    For the love of Pink

    This is a fabulous book for those who love pink. My 3 1/2 year-old was given this book as a gift and she loves it. It is perfect for reading aloud and is quite entertaining for parents who will be subjected to many re-reads! Basically, Pinkalicious (or Pinkerella) eats too many pink cup cakes and gets 'a rare and acute case' of Pinkatitus. The remedy? Lots of green stuff that is good for you (YUCK!). The book is written from Pink's perspective.

    We read this aloud each bedtime recently when friend's were visiting and our 5 year old (male) friend loved it too.

    My daughter has her eye on another story in the series - Purplicious! We are looking forward to finding out what causes that peculiar ailment! There is also a Goldilicious.

    I would recommend this book for anyone with a young child, probably between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5, who enjoys being read to - particularly if they are going through a 'Pink' stage.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Adorable

    Bought this book for my niece and she made me read it to her about 5 times that same night. Only thing I didn't like was an illustration where the little girl stuck out her tongue at her mother. I don't have children, but I do feel they are easily influenced and I personally didn't like it. Other than that, I enjoyed it myself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Great story for kids

    Wonderful book.. My 3 year old loves this book. I would recommend to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great for 4yr olds!

    I gave this book as a gift to my 4yr old niece, she loves it. My sister tells me she's memorized most of the story. I later purchased Purpleliciuos, which is her favorite color.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2010

    Pinkalicious

    My daughter really enjoys Pinkalicious. We reread the book after they had the toys at Burger King. It's a cute way to get kids to thinking about eating good foods instead of cake and cookies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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