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Goldilicious (Pinkalicious)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  2,294 Ratings  ·  182 Reviews

Being Pinkalicious is pinkatastic, especially when she's accompanied by her pet unicorn, Goldilicious. Goldie is a roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will protect Pinkalicious from the evil wizardry of her little brother, Peter. Together, Pinkalicious and Goldilicious can conquer anything!

This enchanting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Pi

Published September 2009 by scholastic Inc. (first published May 26th 2009)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Reviewed by my 5 year old

*Audiobook edition*

"Can I tell you something? There was a unicorn named Goldilicious and Pinkalicious was pretending to be a princess. I loved it."
Read this with my sister. The writing just seemed forced, unnatural, and cliché. The illustrations didn't really help my opinion of this picture book either. Third one I've read by this author and they haven't really improved.
Okay. Let me just say that I was prejudiced against this book just based on the cover. But, it is on the bestseller list so I was curious...

The idea behind the story is okay--that it is fun to have an imaginary friend. It's very girly with princess dresses and a unicorn names Goldilicious wearing rose garlands--so it might appeal to girly-girl types. But the story is told in the most boring and rambling manner. And the little girl is SO annoying, she and her brother have typical antagonistic rel
Eva Leger
Aug 06, 2011 Eva Leger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: julias-books
Does anyone else find that reading reviews is sometimes more entertaining than the actual reading of the book? This is especially true with a lot of children's books.
This book mentions the "potty". Heart attack alert! The book has a character that - jokingly - "imagines" the parent(s) as an evil sorcerer. I bet if an experiment was conducted murderers have had a book like this in their part at some point!
I can't get over how uptight people are - namely parents. Get over it! With all of the thing
Sally Linford
Jan 26, 2010 Sally Linford rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Creative people who can tell a different story with the pictures
Goldilicious is Victoria Kann's third book in this series. We loved Pinkilicious, but after reading a few Amazon reviews of Purplicious, I thought we'd get this from the library before buying, and I'm glad I did.

Let me start by saying that, once again, the illustrations are fabulous. Really amazing with vibrant colors and quirky angles. It's a pleasure to turn the pages. In this story, the Pinkilicious princess has an imaginary pet unicorn who dances in the Majestic Magenta Ballet. Kann layers
Megan M
May 10, 2012 Megan M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I guess I just really don't get this series. The story wanders to point that I didn't really care what happened. The main character is just obnoxious and her brother was even worse. Again, I have never read the original Pinkalicious, but I will definitely be avoiding it after being disappointed with this and Purplicious.
Bri  Ahearn
May 29, 2009 Bri Ahearn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goldilcious is the third book in Victoria Kahn's picture book series about pink-loving Pinkalicious, a spirited girl who loves the color pink. Pinkalicious The title captures the same whimsy present in the first book (Pinkalicious) that I felt was lost in the second installment, Purplicious. The art, once again, is beautiful, girly, and most of all, pink! The storybook world of unicorns, princesses, and more come across in pastels very well.

Goldilicious features Pinkalicious' new pet unicorn, Go
Sarah Sammis
Jun 09, 2009 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pc, read-in-2009
In Goldilicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, Pink's brother, Peter finally comes into his own as a character. The title character is an imaginary unicorn that only Pink (and sometimes Peter) can see.

Although Pink wants to play by herself as a princess with a magical unicorn but little brother Peter wants to play too.

It's fun to see how Goldilicious changes over the course of a day of Pink and Peter playing. She goes from just being invisible to being able to roller skate, having a mermaid for
The Library Lady
This skates on the edge of saccharine. And I somehow doubt that a kid in a princess dress with an imaginary unicorn has been exposed to anything deep enough for her to use the phrase "One with the universie".

But,I like the creativity of Pink's mind.I like the way her brother joins in her imaginary play the way boys will and how she readily adjusts her game to suit him. And of course pink, princess clothes and unicorns will be perfect for all the little Haileys and Madisons and Isabellas that com
This book was definitely better than Pinkalicious and Purplicious. The little girl uses her imagination in this book. I do not like the way she responds to her parents at the end. Yes, it is a normal response for a child, but when I read my daughter a book, I'm looking to instill good behavior, good attitude and good manners. True to life books are great for teenagers and adults, but while they are still young and learning, I appreciate books that illustrate good behavior, etc.

From a little girl
Amy Carr
Apr 27, 2009 Amy Carr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
These books about Pinkilicious just keep coming...but unfortunately the first in the series is by far the best. She just needs to stop while she is ahead. This one is better than Purplicious but still lacks the originality and fun of the original. Hannah loves all the fancy pink stuff...tutus, dancing skirts, tea parties, etc. and you can't go wrong with a fancy unicorn. But as a parent, it is dull to read and the writing is a little choppy.
Cute illustrations - Goldilicious (the unicorn) is quite fetching. Didn't care for the story, which was all over the place (but, so are kids' imaginations). There are a bunch of books in this picture book series, now. Pinkalicious, which I haven't read, is the first (perhaps the best?).
Rhyme Owens
My favorite part was when (view spoiler)
Pinkalicious' imagination is running wild! She imagines that she has a white unicorn with golden hair named Goldie. Pinkalicious imagines Goldie dancing with her in a ballet, skating, flying kites, playing hide and go seek, and having a tea party until her onery brother interferes and Goldie is stolen away. Pinkalicious continues to play using her imagination with her brother making up adventures and games about her imaginary friend Goldie.
My Rating:
3 stars
I was actually fairly
Feb 06, 2013 Marcie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
My daughter chose this book from the thrift store, and I'm so glad we didn't pay more than $0.69 for it. Here's the entire storyline in a sentence: A girl named Pinkalicious has an imaginary unicorn friend named Goldilicious; she and her brother have some fun with imaginative play, and then her mean parents tell her it's time for bed. I liked only two things about this book: the fun and colorful illustrations, and the encouragement of imaginative play. The biggest flaw in my mind is that the sto ...more
Pinkalicious is on yet another pink-filled journey, but this time, she is taking along her imaginary pet horse Goldilicious. Pinkalicious plays outside with her horse all day, even though no one but her and her brother Peter can see Goldilicious. But suddenly, once the sun goes down, Pinkalicious and Peter can no longer see Goldilicious. Where did she go? Will Pinkalicious ever see her imaginary pet horse again? Read "Goldilicious" by Victoria Kann to find out!
In my opinion, compared to Victoria
Judith Barrientos
Jan 24, 2012 Judith Barrientos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We loved this book.
My 3 year old has her imaginary friends and I think she connected with Pinkalicious' Goldilicious. I think too many parents sit their kids in front of the TV where it tells you what to imagine instead of letting them discover the world of imagination on their own, with friends or even with you.

I also liked that Pinkilicious and her brother played with her imaginary friend. According to the series, they have a great relationship. Another aspect I love. Many times you hear about
Dec 06, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is another story from Pinkalicious. Pink is at it again with her wonderful imagination. This time she has an imaginary unicorn named Goldilicious or Goldie for short. As Pink is decorating Goldie’s mane with beautiful flowers, her mother tells her to pick up the flowers she is dropping all over the living room floor. Pink is the only one who can see Goldie. Pink takes Goldie outside to play so her mom won’t be mad. While outside, Goldie and Pink have a tea party, playing hide-and-go-se ...more
Lisa Overberg
Pinkalicious is at it again! She is playing with her pet unicorn, Goldilicious, throughout the house and has made a mess. Her mother tells her to take her imaginative unicorn outside. Throughout the book, Goldie (which is Goldilicious's nickname) is roller-skating, kite-flying, high-jumping unicorn who will protect Pinkalicious from the evil imagination of her little brother, Peter, who pet-naps the unicorn and holds her hostage in his tree house. What will happen to the magical unicorn? Where w ...more
Jul 01, 2010 Marcie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely not my favorite of Victoria Kahn's, but remember children nominated it. I think the preschool and kindergarten must have been at work here. I do know that kids often ask for unicorn books and there are not enough so it probably fills that niche, even though the unicorn could have been just about anything. The book sure doesn't substitute for the pretend play brothers and sisters don't often take the time to do in this scheduled, structured childhood, so I do like that. I do like the l ...more
Holly Letson
This one is about Pinkalicious owning a unicorn....only, this unicorn seems to be her imaginary friend, who no one else can see.
Maybe, that's why this one doesn't really do it for me. I can't see what they're talking about in my head. It doesn't bother me on the audiobooks of the "Pinkalicious" series that correspond with ones I have already read, since I can see the visuals in my head.
That aside, the voices are wonderful, and the siblings interact really well.
I checked th
A fun story about a girl and her imaginary unicorn, thought I guess the imaginary part could be debatable. I disliked how the brother and sister are mean to each other at first and how Pinkilicous is a bit bratty, but I really liked how the brother and sister wind up playing together in such a creative game. The relationship they have is realistic, but just maybe not appropriate for my three year old. What my three year old did like was finding Goldie in the backgrounds, like the clouds and star ...more
Sissy Lu
Phew. The kids were having a meltdown because I had read two out of the three books and we couldn't find this one. Well, mummy spoke to the house elf and we located Goldilicious, glory, glory!

This is a cute read, I preferred it over Purplicious, it's just about Pinkalicious and her beloved imaginary pet unicorn, named Goldilicious. It was really just that and not much else, no moral outside of one should share their imaginary friend and it's ok to have one.

It was alright enough, the kids enjoyed
Nancy Jo Lambert
May 19, 2011 Nancy Jo Lambert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Well, first I have to say that little girls LOVE all these books. They are huge hits.

With that said, I enjoy these books because they are fun to read with my daughter. They are not some of the best children's literature, but I like that Pinkalicious is so imaginative.

In this book, Pinkalicious has an imaginary unicorn friend named Goldilicious. The real meat of this story is actually the imaginary play that goes on between Pinkalicious and her brother. I like that her and her brother start at od
Pinkalicious Pinkerton has an imaginary pet unicorn named Goldilicious, Goldie for short. She is a supreme ballet dancer, kite flyer and roller skater. She also enjoys tea parties. But when Peter, Pinkalicious' little brother unicorn-naps Goldie, the unicorn suddenly disappears. Oh where can she be? Up in the sky in a hot air balloon! She's gone! What will Pinkalicious do? Well, there's not much she can do except answer Sir Daddy and Lady Mommy's call to come to bed. And guess who's waiting for ...more
Jenny Christen
Goldilicious is a cute book that discusses a little girl's use of imagination when she plays by herself and with her brother. She has an imaginary friend that she does almost everything with!

This book would be good for first or second graders (preferably girls :]) because of its great illustrations and use of imagination and creativity. I would implement this book with a creativity lesson when writing.

Kann, V. (2009). Goldilicious. New York: Harper.
Shira Burns
In this book Pinkalicious has an imaginary friend, who is a unicorn named Goldilicious. Goldilicious, and Pinkalicious share common hobbies. Pinkalicious even believes that Goldie can save her from her annoying brother and parents. This book was pointless to me. The best advise that children will probably get from this text is that it is okay to have an imaginary friend. I would not use this book in my classroom.
Pinkalicious gets a imaginary friend! This is a great book to use for younger children; many of the children that I have worked with have imaginary friends, or items such as blankies and bears that soothe there little hearts. I love discussing the relationship between Goldilicious and Pinkalicious and relating them to the students in the classroom. It's a great book to use that allows children to feel comfortable about sharing their unique friends with their friends in the classroom. :)
This second sequel to the popular Pinkalicious introduces Goldilicious, an imaginary magical unicorn. The storyline follows Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, through a day of imaginative play. Unfortunately, the book itself is less imaginative than the original. This will not deter young fans of princesses, unicorns, and pink sparkly things, however, who will delight in it despite the slight story.
Children love books where characters pretend, have adventures and play dress-up and make believe. Goldilicious does all of these things and is a beautiful book with delightful illustrations and fund dialogue as Goldie plays with Goldilicious, her unicorn. Expanding children's knowledge to the world of fantasy where unicorns come into the story helps them see how to use their imagination when writing a story. It really is a beautiful story with delightful illustrations.
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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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