A happy Hinky-Pink is a fine thing. An unhappy Hinky-Pink pinches!
That is what happens to Anabel, a young seamstress in Old Italy who has only days to finish her dream: sewing a gown for the princess to wear at the Butterfly Ball.
Thanks or no thanks to the Hinky-Pink Anabel is woozy for want of sleep. Her lace looks like cheesecloth; her hems, like saddle cinches. Night after night, the Hinky-Pink keeps wrestling her bedclothes to the floor and pinching. What is its problem? And how is Anabel to help?
A grand old favorite of storytellers is here given sprightly new life.
About the Author
Megan McDonald, beloved author of the Judy Moody books, is also a gifted storyteller. She is the author of When the Library Lights Go Out, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson; The Hinky-Pink, illustrated by Brian Floca; and the now-classic Is This a House for Hermit Crab?, illustrated by S.D. Schindler. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Locomotive, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I remember hearing the tale of the hinky pink sometime in my childhood. This version is beautifully illustrated and would be a fun tale to learn to tell aloud. A young seamstress has been asked to make a dress for the princess' ball, but she keeps getting pinched in the night and can't sleep. She eventually has to make a bed for the hinky pink who is pinching her and has to get it just right...not "too high and too hard" or "too soft and too slippery" or "too dark and too deep" but "just so."