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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  11,667 ratings  ·  578 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...more
Kirk
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.

Premise:

Pinkalicious, Middle America's favorite beady-eyed bitch, is a deceitful, thieving shit. That in itself would be for...more
Kathryn
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...more
Shalei
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
Laima
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...more
Fjóla
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
Nicole
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.


Summary-

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...more
orangerful
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...more
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...more
Greta C.
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!
Marilyn
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.
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...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...more
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...more
Katharine
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Demilyn Odango
(2006)
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...more
Jen
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
Clare Cannon
Cute story about a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes (a weakness I can relate to), but even though it had a good storyline I didn't like the way it was told: she's rude to her parents and they're not particularly sympathetic in getting her to do what she ought either.
Vibiana Cruz
This picture book is an easy read and really gets you thinking. I really enjoyed the pictures and how the authors, Victoria Kann, and Elizabeth Kann made the book so descriptive. I recommend this book to mainly elementary girls but older kids could enjoy it too.
Sharon
Although the little girls in my kindergarten class enjoyed the pictures, I did not particularly enjoy this book because I felt the moral was muddled. The story did not send a clear message.
Lizzy
oh my goodness! this is the cutest book! my little sister got it for her 4th birthday and our whole family loved it!! Definetly take a few minutes and flip through this one!!!!
Ina
One rainy day, a girl and her mom make cupcakes…pink cupcakes. When the girl eats one too many, she discovers she has turned pink…which is ok for awhile, because pink is her favorite color. My story time audience giggled in all the right places and loved the nicknames our pink heroine gave herself, "Pinkerbelle" and "Pinkerella." Her doctor prescribes a diet of green foods to cure the "pinkititis, which she follows after an encounter with birds and bees in a park. We had a lively discussion abou...more
Stefanie
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.

Not...more
Beth
my daughter loooves these books! me too!
Maren Prestegaard
Avoided this book until little M had free choice at the library one day. We're in an unfortunate princess moment at the moment. It captured her attention for a good few days but was easily forgotten which I think says something about the book. I seriously hate the whole veggies are gross story line that pops up in so many little kids books. I get that the book is trying to somewhat counter that but do we really need to go there?

I can't stand this book and glad it's headed back to the library.
Mylinh
Very cute book about all things pink. Is a great book to illustrate what can happen when you have too much of a good thing! Is a little shallow for me, but I can see how young children would love it.

From Booklist:
PreSchool-Grade 2–Pinkalicious eats so many pink cupcakes that she wakes up the next morning with pink skin and hair. The color just won't wash off, and the doctor diagnoses her with Pinkititis and tells her to eat green food to get better. Still, when her parents aren't looking, she sn...more
(NS) - Heather Hayman
Pinkalicious is a fun read geared towards elementary aged children. In this story, Pinkalicious indulges in so many pink cupcakes that her complexion actually changes into a raspberry infused hue. Her concerned mother immediately takes her to the doctor where she is diagnosed with 'Pinktitis' and told to eat as much green as possible in order to bring her skin tone back to normal. While starting to eat green, she ingests just one more pink cupcake and actually turns even redder. After this incid...more
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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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