Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review: Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann

Authors: Victoria and Elizabeth Kann
Publisher: HarperCollins
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Pink bubblegum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses abound in this delightful book about a little girl who just can't resist one more bite of pink cupcakes. When she eats too many, she turns pink! Full color.

Overall Rating: 3/5

This story has a cute premise. It is rhythmical and full of wordplay that I thought was fun. There are a lot of words that can incorporate the word pink! And the pictures have a lot of color, which was nice.

However, this isn't my favorite book. The main character is incredibly bratty and hasn't really learned her lesson by the end of the story. I'm not worried about kids taking that the wrong way, though. They know what's bad and what's good behavior. From personal experience, they recognize that the girl isn't behaving like she should. But I personally like to have a strong lesson in children's books, and this one just doesn't fulfill that. I would have liked to see more consequences of the little girl staying pink, since there is only one time that it really backfires on her.

Like I said, this is a cute story. Children who love the color pink will especially like it. But be warned, they will most definitely beg you for pink cupcakes by the end of the book.