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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  12,777 ratings  ·  612 reviews
Meet Pinkalicious, a little girl who is so obsessed with the colour pink that she eats so many pink cupcakes that she herself turns pink.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperCollins (first published May 23rd 2006)
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Lisa the Librarian
Feb 09, 2009 Lisa the Librarian rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
The cute picture on the cover is misleading. It looks like a charming story about a little "princess" girl who loves pink.

While the girl does love pink this story is far from charming. The little girl is naughty, spoiled, greedy, disobedient, sneaky and obnoxious.

We read this story as part of a "pinkalicious" party with my nieces and daughters. The party was fun with everyone in pink and lots of pink treats, but there is no way any of my sisters or sisters-in-law would put up with the behavior
Sep 01, 2012 Kirk rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Racist Assholes
Recommended to Kirk by: My five year old daughter
Parents across the country love Pinkalicious, the first in a series of books by the Kann sisters. On the surface it's a fun-filled exploration of bad behavior and the consequences one must endure for dishonesty. But there's a much darker undercurrent at work here, or maybe I should say "lighter" since it is generally draped in white robes and encompassed by burning crosses.


Pinkalicious, Middle America's favorite beady-eyed bitch, is a deceitful, thieving shit. That in itself would be for
Okay, it IS better than "Goldilicious" in terms of a cohesive story, but I still was not charmed by this annoyingly pink-and-sparkly book with the cartoonish illustrations and ambiguous line on proper behavior. The little girl loves pink things, but can't stop eating the pink cupcakes even after her mother tells her not to. And then the girl turns pink. Instead of having remorse for her actions, she is thrilled that SHE is now pink! She eats even MORE of the forbidden cupcakes (stealing them fro ...more
S.N. Arly
Oh where to start? I actively dislike this book. It's pretty much everything I can dislike about a picture book rolled into one.

1 - it's disgustingly pink, and for those trying to allow for more flexibility in gender roles, this book does not help.

2 - the parents are idiots, as in literally of low intelligence. They let their kid have numerous cupcakes and then are horrified by her sugared up behavior. They are easily fooled and they appear to let their kids do whatever the hell they please. If
I decided to review this book as a warning to other moms. If there were negative stars I would have given this book a -2 stars. The cover is deceiving. It looks all princessy and cute, but is all about a girl who is disobedient and naughty, sneaking in to the pink cupcakes. She is rude and disrespectful to her parents. When the book fair came to Naiya's school, I told her she could buy one book and this is what she chose! Such a dissapointment! As I read it to her, I had to keep saying things li ...more
Oct 24, 2013 Laima rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Who wants to read about a greedy, spoiled, disobedient, bratty little girl?
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
Eva Leger
2.5 - This is one of my lesser favorites about Pinkalicious. I don't like her attitude of behavior. Anyone who knows me or reads my reviews knows I don't "do" bad kids. Julia is an absolute angel compared to the average kid so maybe that's why. Or maybe she's an angel because of expectations. Either way, I don't deal with that stuff - she knows a punishment will shortly follow.
I'm not worried about her getting any ideas from a book with a character acting in the wrong way. She knows enough to no
It felt as if I'd read this exact same story somewhere else, in a different form. (Of course, there's the resemblance to A Bad Case of Stripes as well.) A little girl with a penchant for pink goes a little overboard and takes on a pink shade herself. My son (at this stage of his life) loves everything pink, so he strongly identifies with the main character. I think he was however a little put off by the way she sneakily treats herself to cupcakes after being said no. He liked enumerating all the ...more
I really did not like this book. I did not like the way the girl acted in it at all she was really rude and did not listen to her parents at all.


A young girl and her mom are making pink cupcakes. She eats them as they frost them. When she wakes up from her nap she wants another one and throws a fit. Then after dinner she ate more cupcakes. The next morning she woke up and she was pink! Her mom freaks out and takes her to the doctors. The doctor tells her that she has to have green food
After having several parents ask about this book, I decided to request it to see what the fuss was about. I was a bit disappointed to say the least.

I think the story just went a bit too far. I was hoping that when the doctor made her eat green stuff, she would resist, but then find that some green foods are delicious too! Instead, she sneaks out at night to eat MORE cupcakes and only realizes the error of her ways when she turns red. And then she "chokes down" green foods.

It would have been so
Lauren Fidler
this is, hands down, fiona's favorite book.

and i get that. it's cute, there's lot of cupcakes, and the plot focuses predominantly around the color pink.

but pinkalicious is a brat. she doesn't listen to her parents, she tantrums with the best of them, and she disobeys direct orders routinely.

yes, the book is about learning to balance the pinks with the greens and eat junk food in moderation; however, all my three-year-old seems to understand is that "green food is yucky" and that pink rocks.

so, b
Not only is the protagonist a terrible role model in ALL the books of the series, but she's not funny or insightful either. I dislike the series so much that I hide them from the kids in my church nursery so I don't have to read them. I must say, I'm relieved that other people feel this way too.
For super girly-girl fun, read the FANCY NANCY books. They're the best!
I'm not wild about this book. It's fluffy, with out any real merit. I'm especially turned off by children's books in which the main characters have poor manners and bad familial relationships. I don't want to read about entitled brats with doorknobs for parents when there are gems out there to read.
Isabealla; Her brother refused to have a cupcake because he doesn't like the color pink. It is ok for boys to eat pink. It is not embarrassing for boys to like pink. Nothing is embarrassing to the pinkalicious. Her brother Peter finally ate the rest of the pink cupcakes he turned pink too.

[I wonder how she felt when she turned pink?]
I think she felt like she was going to be pink forever until she went to the doctor. The doctor said to eat green things. But I think she was sad because she liked
Brittaney Reed
Kann, E. & Kann, V.(2006). Pinkalicious. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

"Pinkalicious" by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann follows a naughty young girl who eats far too many pink cupcakes. The young girl had helped her mother bake cupcakes and when she is told no more the little girl decides to disobey her parents and sneaks more and more cupcakes until she wakes up and is Pink! Her mother is so distraught and takes her to the doctor where she is ordered to eat more green foods to go back to
Sarah Sammis
You might think from looking at the cover of Pinkalicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann that the book is in Harriet's collection but you'd be wrong. It's actually Sean's book because it covers too things near and dear to him: the color pink and baking cupcakes.

On a rainy day, a mother and daughter decide to kill time by baking cupcakes. The daughter insists on making them pink: pink cake and pink frosting. When they are done she spends the rest of her day eating them until she ends up turning p
I likes this more before I read the reviews. I didn't really think about the implications of certain elements in the story... I have conflicting opinions. A 3 star for now while I ruminate.

I don't think every picture book has to have a moralistic protagonist, there are plenty that don't! And children seem to realize that pinkalicious' behavior is wrong. And that her parents are useless. But maybe there needs to be a picture book that shows those families too? Oh I don't know. Still thinking.

McCall Donnelly
Pinkalicious is a playful story about a little girl with a craving for pink! The story begins with Pinkalicious demanding "more pink, more pink!" in her cupcakes. After eating too many very pink cupcakes, Pinkalicious wakes up to find that her whole self has magically turned pink! As you could guess, she loved it, crying pink tears of happiness at her beautiful hue of pink! After she disobeys her mother and eats one last pink cupcake she turns red. Pinkalicious does not want to be anything excep ...more
Kristen Rigau
In the book, Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann, lots of animation and humor is seen. It tells the story of a little girl who loves to eat pink cupcakes. She eats so many of them that she wakes up the next morning and is all pink. Her mother takes her to the doctor and is told the only way to cure it is so eat all green things. Pinkalicious does not agree and continues to eat another cupcake but instead this time she turns bright red. She does not like this and finally decides to eat all the green th ...more
Chloey Jones
A very adorable story of a young girl who loves everything pink. She loves pink so much she eats almost all of the pink cupcakes her and her mother made causing her to change pink. The girl was thrilled running around everywhere with joy and excitement but her mother wasn't amused. A doctor told her she needed to eat greens in order to return to normal but all the girl wanted to do was eat more pink which turned her red. Disgusted she immediately devoured everything green only to turn over to f ...more
Tory Haberman
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann is about a little girl who gobbled up a variety of pink cupcakes that she and her mother had made. She begged to have more but was sent to bed. Then, the next day, she woke up completely pink! She was given a bath but the pink did not come off. Her mother took her right to the doctor’s office and found out that she had a rare case of Pinkititis. Dr. Wink put her on a steady diet of green foods to turn her back to normal; she didn’t like that. She ...more
Kendal Dastrup
In Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann, we learn about a young girl who is obsessed with everything that is pink. More than anything in the world, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents tell her not to eat a lot of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns pink! When the pink does not wash off, she is told by her doctor to eat only green food to get better. Instead, she eats just one more pink cupcake! This book is so cute for girls of all ages and is the perfect story t ...more
Meghan Klyczek
I came about this book after my Language Arts professor this semester mentioned it in class. I love girly books, especially good girly books. After reading this book, and throughout the story, it had me grinning ear to ear. I just thought it was so cute and adorable. I thought the story was clever and well written. A little girl turns pink due to eating too many pink cupcakes and has to learn a lesson! I loved how the theme of the story seemed to surround around that whatever decisions you make, ...more
Angela Diamond
Title: Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann, picture book, Harper Collins Publisher; 2006

Summary: Pinkalicious is a story about a little girl who loves the color pink. On a rainy day her mom and her decide to bake pink cupcakes. She ends up eating too many cupcakes and turning pink. The doctor diagnosis her with pinkititis and in order for her to get normal she must eat a steady diet of green food. When she disobeys the doctors orders and eats another cupcake, she is no longer pink
Libby Erwood
Pinkalicious is a story by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. It follows a young girl who turns pink after eating too many of her moms pink cupcakes and is forced to eat a strictly green diet to return back to her normal color. Personally, this is one of the cutest books I have been introduced to this semester. Although the reading is very easy, the pictures are fun to read and relate well to the storyline. This book will not only engage the students and keep their attention fully, but it is funny and ...more
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Demilyn Odango
Summary: "Pinkalicious" loved pink with all her heart. One day her mom made pink cupcakes. She could not get enough of them. She ate and ate even when her mom told her not to. All the pink cupcakes made her turn pink. Her parents called the doctors and the doctor prescribed green food to change her back. She could not get over her love of pink so she ate more pink cupcakes. It only made her color worse and she turned red. She wanted to go back to normal so she ate as much green food as she
Anna Korroch
Personal Response:
I really liked this book because I thought that it was both cute and creative. The pictures are bright and there is even some sparkles that add texture to the page. I found the story line to be humorous and entertaining. Pinkalicious reminded me of myself in some ways because I have always loved the color pink, and I didn't always follow the rules as a little girl.

I think that this would be a good read aloud enrichment book for grades K-2. The story would teach the
Aug 11, 2009 Jen rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents who want to reinforce bad ass behavior
Shelves: children-s
Sometimes mommy might make you pink cupcakes just to be nice, because she knows you are a pink infested brat. Take mommy's nice thing and crap all over it- throw a fit, sneak another cupcake if you can at night after mommy tells you to wait- because you never know when your bad behavior might be rewarded with turning your favorite color. Pink is boss.

Jennifer Nemo
Description: A young girl sees the results of eating too many pink cupcakes.

Curriculum connection: moderation, colors, individuality

Personal reaction: I didn't think I would like it but it was a really good and funny story.

Visual appeal: This book is filled with visual appeal from the pink and the pink and the glitter.

intended audience: K-2
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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. In addition, she cowrote Pinkalicious: The Musical and wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goldilicious and Silverlicious. Currently she is wor ...more
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