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Sugarpink Rose

4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Female elephants are supposed to be pink, they eat peonies to have beautiful pink skin, they live in an enclosure where the flowers grows and do not go outside of it to play in the mud with their brothers. Pasqualina is a young female elphants, she eats peonies but stays gray...
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1976 by Writers & Readers Publishing (first published 1976)
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Wendy
Feb 17, 2008 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Apparently not all little girls grow up reading feminist fairy tales. This was my favorite.
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Dec 03, 2016 Kid Lit Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Candy Pink tells the story of life “in idyllic elephant country.” Females told what to eat, wear, and behave. Due to their restricted diet of anemones and peonies, the females have “large bright eyes and skin the color of candy pink,” while the boys are the traditional grey skinned elephants we all know. To ensure the females eat the correct fruit (and behave in a socially acceptable manner), they must . . .

Candy Pink’s message—now 40 years old—is anything but subtle. At its basic, Candy Pink is
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Weston
Oct 30, 2016 Weston rated it it was amazing
My boyfriend recommended this book to me as an example of controversial children's literature. He remembered what made it controversial: the plot involved a transgendered elephant. I read the story and agreed, but thought there was much more to his assessment. At the basic level, this story explains gender constructs. The plot follows a girl elephant that doesn't fit in with her pink-skinned, flower eating, socializing peers. She bucks the trend. She strikes down the false gender construct that ...more
Coach D
Dec 04, 2016 Coach D rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
We appreciated the message, but this was a bit heavy-handed. May have to try it in the original Italian sometime.
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Historienne de l’art et designer industriel, Adela Turin fonda à Milan, en 1974, la maison d’édition Dalla parte delle bambine (en français, Du côté des petites filles). Ce fut l’origine d’une expérience éditoriale originale : publier des albums qui dénoncent et expliquent le sexisme aux enfants. Traduits et publiés en France par les Éditions des femmes, ils ont été réédités par Actes Sud Junior ...more
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