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Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink 02/06/11

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We've been reading the Pinkalicious series by the Kann sisters since the first book came out. Although the books are heavy on the pink and princess themes, it was my son who first introduced the rest of us to the first book. He and his sister remain diehard fans of the series.

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink by Victoria Kann is a departure from the original format. The series started as a trio of picture books, hardbacks with over sized pages and gorgeous pastel collages. Pink Drink though is a move towards early reader books. Like my two, their original audience is growing up with the series and they've gone from being read to, to being able to read. It makes sense to have books that promote and encourage free reading.

The story is fairly typical for the series and reminds me most of the original. In the original Pinkalicious bakes pink cupcakes with her mother while it rains outside and she's stuck inside. She then goes on a cupcake binge and ends up turning pink from all the frosting. This book also focuses on her cooking exploits. She decides to make pink lemonade to make some money on a hot summer day. Her choices for the recipe, while the correct color don't make sense gastronomically. The results are less than ideal and she needs some help to fix the recipe.

It's a cute book. It entertained both children and it was something that my son could read by himself and that Harriet could mostly read without help. For me though, it's not my favorite. I prefer the picture books.

Silverlicious, the latest in the picture book series is coming out soon. I'm sure we will be buying a copy to add to our family library.

Four stars.

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