Purplicious (Pinkalicious Series)

Purplicious (Pinkalicious Series)

by Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061244056
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Series: Pinkalicious Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 43,628
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Victoria Kann is the award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character Pinkalicious. Victoria coauthored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious and Purplicious, and cowrote the play Pinkalicious: The Musical.  She wrote and illustrated the New York Times number-one bestsellers Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, and Aqualicious as well as Peterrific, starring Pinkalicious’s little brother! Victoria is the co-executive producer of Pinkalicious & Peterrific on PBS Kids.


Victoria Kann is the award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character Pinkalicious. Victoria coauthored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious and Purplicious, and cowrote the play Pinkalicious: The Musical.  She wrote and illustrated the New York Times number-one bestsellers Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, and Aqualicious as well as Peterrific, starring Pinkalicious’s little brother! Victoria is the co-executive producer of Pinkalicious & Peterrific on PBS Kids.


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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Purplicious 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
neleg More than 1 year ago
I am blown away by the perfect message in this book. Our 6 year old daughter has been verbally bullied by her classmates for the entire school year. She has been talking about being a nothing, wishing she wasn't born etc. We just got and read this book and she was bawling - she so related to Pinkalicious - she knows that Pinkalicious is creative, funny, lovable and just a wonderful kid. It make her feel like maybe she is too! For all those who have not experienced verbal bullying, this book may seem harsh but in the world of the social outcast it is right on! The fact that the bullies are never mentioned again is the greatest lesson of all! Seek and find a friend who is nice!
mouseSM More than 1 year ago
My daughter absolutely loved Pinkilicious. So I purchased Purplicious without reading it first. ( My mistake) I assumed that it would be just as cute and entertaining as pinkilicious. However, Myself nor my 3 year old daughter enjoyed it at all. I thought that the word choices ( ugly, teasing, not wanting to play, name calling was a bit much for a young girl. My daughter was even a little afraid of the mean girls in black on the playground. I should have read it before purchasing. If I had I would not have bought it. I will continue to read Pinkilicious until my duaghter is ready to understand the concept of taunting and teasing, but right now I am enjoying the fact that she gets to enjoy her pleasant, easy going wonderful 3 year old life. I was dissappointed in the book.
Girl123 More than 1 year ago
This book makes a great gift for any girl! It helps give the true meaning to be yourself.
Noran More than 1 year ago
The three books, pinkalicious, purpolicious and goldylicious are a great collection. Illustrations are exceptionally good and my daughter enjoy enormously reading them every time.
PandaMomNC More than 1 year ago
My 4 your old loves this book (well, the whole series actually). It is a wonderful and engaging story and really opens up a door for discussion on topics such as feeling sad, left out and different. You don't have to like the same things everyone else does.
secondgradeteacher More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to use during character education sessions. It's a perfect selection to use when encouraging children to examine the importance of being true to yourself.
PatriciaJL More than 1 year ago
In Victoria & Elizabeth Kann's second book Pinkalicious' journeys continue. This time Pinkalicious learns that there is another beautiful color than Pink. One day during art class, Pinkalicious is made fun of by two girls for her obsessive love of Pink. According to them, Black is the new Pink, and Pink is only for little girls. Pinkalicious starts to feel 'blue' even though she tries to stay true to Pink by writing in her Pink Diary that Pink is the best. Back in art class, she ...moreIn Victoria & Elizabeth Kann's second book Pinkalicious' journeys continue. This time Pinkalicious learns that there is another beautiful color than Pink. One day during art class, Pinkalicious is made fun of by two girls for her obsessive love of Pink. According to them, Black is the new Pink, and Pink is only for little girls. Pinkalicious starts to feel 'blue' even though she tries to stay true to Pink by writing in her Pink Diary that Pink is the best. Back in art class, she meets a girl who is painting a blue cake and asks to use some of her pink paint. She asks why and her answer is simple: Pink is the best! She uses some of her Pink to turn her blue cake into a purple cake. The Kann sisters continue their simple message in a short and cute story: stay true to who you are and like who you are. They also continue their bright gorgeous pictures that create a new world. While Purplicious is cute and well written it stands second to Pinkalicious. Better still, a great book for any young girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a wonderful book for young girls to read. I have a three years old and she loves this books. Great price for this book.
lornamarga More than 1 year ago
I have given this as a gift twice now to three year olds and both times they have love it! This is a fun story about a girl who loves purple. The author has also done Pinkalicious and Goldalicious. They are really cute too!
JacksonAndLaurenMom More than 1 year ago
Our 5 year old loves this book. It's simple to understand and she understands the message clearly. She enjoys the character and her cute and amusing ways to understanding herself. The colors and illustrating is beautiful, colorful and makes for a cheerful read. Lauren just bought Goldicious and she loves that book as well. This is one of the 3 books she has to read nightly before bedtime. Little girls will love this book.
BookloverSW More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loves the color purple so this book was the perfect gift for her. We enjoyed reading it together.
Nonni More than 1 year ago
Purplicious was also perfect as it's another one of my granddaughter's favorite colors and the book showed exactly how little girls think and feel about such things as colors.
BENROLIVIA More than 1 year ago
I think the book "Purplicious" is a really good book because it teaches people that you like what you like and nobody can can change what you like. If someone is not being your friend just because you like a certain colour than its their loss. This book is really good I liked it alot. I would recommend it to someone who just wants to read a good book.
Divalicious More than 1 year ago
My 4yo daughter is a living breathing version of Pinkalicious -absolutely adores the first book - and she got all excited when she saw there was a Purplicious book which she wanted to get for her 3yo sister who's favorite color is, as you may have guessed, purple. I bought the book despite the negative reviews I had read and I have to say that I don't see this book as horrible as suggested. I think it's an intriguing story about a girl dealing with adversity, managing (although struggling) to stay true to herself, and being rewarded for doing so by learning the power of pink and gaining a new friend.

Yes, there were mean girls in this story and while it was never said that it was wrong how they acted, they were drawn wearing dark clothes and sour faces. Hardly the type of characters a child would look at and embrace as someone they would want to be like. As a matter of fact, I think this story was artfully told, staying true to Pinkalicious' original attitude where she has nothing bad to say about any color or any ONE so I wouldn't expect anything to be said about the girls. The main point was about HER feelings, not the other girls' behavior, and I'm glad it stayed that way. Children will sympathize with Pinkalicious and maybe it'll help THEM think twice before teasing someone else.

I would also argue that her parents' way of handling the situation was "passive". I think they just wanted her to look at things rationally instead of so passionately beyond reason. While tough to do for a young child whose feelings are hurt, as a mother of 4, I certainly would welcome the chance to use this book as an example. It's not that we don't identify with what they're feeling, we just want them to realize there are other ways to look at things and perhaps find a solution.

My 3 year old won't get this until Christmas (a present from her big sister) but I am looking forward to not just reading this to all my kids but also to the discussion we'll have afterwards about how to deal with kids who taunt and tease and try to make you conform to their ideals of what's 'cool'. It's a harsh world out there and it's not too early for children to learn how to deal with things like this. My 4 year old has witnessed other girls who already act this way at her preschool and while she's never been subjected to being teased at school, we've had many talks about it and hopefully she'll be well prepared when that day comes (b/c I am sure it will come). I have always said to my children that it's imporant to stay true to yourself AND to allow others to stay true to themselves. The ending which proves how rewarding it can be to stick to your convictions certainly helps to fortify those discussions we've had and will continue to have. So I absolutely recommend this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Purplicious is a book about a girl who is in love with pink and then all the girls suddenly are against pink and love black. Everyone is saying she is being a baby. Then peer pressure starts to have an effect on her but deep inside she still loves pink. Then she meets a girl who is painting and uses pink in her picture to turn blue to purple. I'm thinking about using this book for a competition where you have to memorize a book that would be appropiate for kindergartners and you have to act it out. And I'm a tween and I L-O-V-E this book! I can't stop reading it! I don't know maybe because pink and purple are favorite colors and I can relate to it because I'm still a kid technically. If you read this to your child you can explain that it doesn't matter what they think it matters what you think. So I think that it's awesome that you can teach them while they are still little and so when a situation like this comes around it won't be as hard on them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter is three years old and loves this book. The first time we read it we talked about why the girls were mean to pinkalicious. We also talked about how to deal with kids who are mean to you. You can never start too early in teaching your children. So, rather than shying away from Purplicious use it teach your kids about being nice to other kids even if they don't like or agree with the same things that you do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my 5 yr old daughter and she absolutely loved the way Pinkilicious 'was her own person' even though the other girls were teasing her. I found this book to be a wonderful launching point for a conversation about how you need to be careful what you say to others. It also lead to a conversation about making decisions for yourself.
Ashleyreece on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Purplicious is the story about a little girl that loves the color pink. All the other little girls like black , and they pick on Pinkolicious. The other girls tell her pink if for babies, so she decides she doesn't like pink anymore. She wont eat her pink ice cream. At the end of the story Pinkolicious meets another little girl who is painting a picture. The little girl tells her that pink is a beautiful powerful color. She shows Pinkolicious what she can do when she mixes pink and blue. She creates purple!I love this book! It is one of my absolute favorites. My daughter also is in love with this book. I think many can relate to feeling bad about liking something particular when they are teased about it. I would use this story in a color unit or maybe a unit on self esteem.I would use this story to discuss peer pressure.
rfewell on LibraryThing 3 days ago
The cool kids are all wearing black and pink is for babies. Maybe purple is a good compromise...
ErinH611 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
I think this book is absolutely adorable to read at a elementary level. My little sister who is seven years old did a reading fair project on this book and it is actually our all time favorite. I love how the little girl likes the color pink so much. She ends up getting made fun of until she changes her favorite color. It teaches a good lesson for little girls around the elementary age!
Cindy_22 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Summary:A girl named Pinkalicious loves the color pink but all the other girls tease her about it and say she should like the color black. Even though they tease her about it at first she still loves the color pink. As the story goes on she starts to become sad and starts to not like pink until she meets a girl names Purplicious who shows her blue and pink can make a pretty color purple.Personal Reaction:I liked this book because the girl knew what she loved and would not let the other kids bring her down. For such a young girl in the book she shows dedication to love what you want even though other people may not like it.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Make a chart of colors and have the kids say what their favorite colors are. They can see who has the same interest as them and also shows they are not alone some kids have them same taste as them.2. Have the kids paint a picture with a partner using each others favorite colors.
bsalomon on LibraryThing 3 days ago
A little girl get picked on in school because she likes the color pink. Her classmates tell her that pink is a baby color. The little girl gets very upset and decides to give up her favorite color until she meets a little girl in class who likes the color pink. Her classmate tells her that she does like pink because you can mix it with blue to get purple, her friends favorite color. This makes the little girl happy and she makes a new friends.
ke141703 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Summary: This book is about a girl who loves pink but all the other girls make fun of her for it. She tries to not wear any more pink and she feels sad. Then she meets a girl who likes pink just like she does and she relizes it is okay to love pink.Personal Response: This book is really cute because the artwork is neat and it teaches kids to not be afraid to just be themselves.Classroom Extension Ideas: You could have an art project were the students make a collage of pinks. Also you could have an lesson on being cofortable in your own skin nomatter what.
AshleyFletcher on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Purplicious is about a girl who loves the color pink. Everything she has is pink! However, the girls at school are not liking her pink everything and are starting to tease her. The teasing makes her second guess what it is she really likes so she tries to change one Saturday but is very unhappy. So her mom says maybe not all the girls hate pink. The next day in art class she met a girl who was painting a cake but it was blue and she didn¿t like it. So she asked for the color pink. Pinkalicious was very surprised that she like pink. So she painted over the blue with pink and it turned purple or Purplicious! They became instant friends.I don¿t remember being teased over what color I like but I don¿t think I would like it either. However, we all have to like what we like no matter what.In the classroom, I would ask my students to figure out what their favorite color is. I can also have them draw a picture in their favorite color.
jaykay2 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Purplicious is about a little girl who's favorite color is pink. She loves pink and everything she owns is pink. Well the other girls at school like the color black. They make fun of her and she becomes lonely. She begins to feel discouraged until a girl in her art class cheers her up. The girl needed the color pink and says the color is perfect and powerful. She mixes pink and blue to make purple. The girl become purplicious. Personal Reaction:I like this story because it shows you should always be yourself no matter what other people think. The little girl feels lonely but she still likes the color no matter what. I also like how the girls in her class says EVERYONE likes black now. When EVERYONE in the world doesn't like black. It shows how drastic children's mind work and how the little girl almost begins to change until she is eassured by another little girl.Extension Ideas:I would have the children make a collage of their favorite color. I would have my students write about a time when their friends liked something different from them and how that made them feel.