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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  19,663 ratings  ·  859 reviews
This sparkling New York Times bestselling picture book from Victoria and Elizabeth Kann celebrates all things pink while showing readers that being yourself is the best of all. This 10th anniversary edition of Pinkalicious features a special sticker and a glittery jacket just for the occasion.

Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubbleg
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 5th 2016 by HarperCollins (first published May 23rd 2006)
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Lisa the Librarian
Feb 08, 2009 rated it did not like it
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 rated it it was ok
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
S.N. Arly
Aug 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: childrens
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
Sep 21, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My reasons for adoring this book are everyone else's reasons for hating it: the pink, sparkly cover and ultra-girly title screams I AM A BOOK THAT WILL VOMIT FROOFY PRINCESSNESS ALL OVER YOUR 2016 GENDER SENSIBILITIES. (Wildest dreams, worry not: you may rest fulfilled!) But it is not that book, and that is a good thing.

What I found instead of a saccharine princessplosion was a funny book about a stubborn, mischievous girl whose unflinching dedication to her favorite color leads to her skin turn
Dec 19, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
Feb 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one...
Shelves: picture-books
A young girl who is obsessed with all things pink finds herself turning her favorite color, after eating one too many pink cupcakes. Her parents are horrified, and rush her to the doctor, who diagnoses a case of Pinkitis, and recommends a healthy dose of vegetables. The girl herself isn't convinced that being pink is a bad thing, but when continued cupcake eating turns her a deep shade of red, she realizes that being herself is best...

The first of a best-selling series of picture-books about thi
Jul 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
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!
Oct 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  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.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
From Taj (age 4): I really really really like it. And I really really love it. I wish I could keep it forever but it’s a library book.
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Eva Marie
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: julias-books
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
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cute book for little girls! My daughter Maycee loved it!
Jenna Knepp
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
I liked it I read it to my stuffed animals they loved it also!!
Amanda Hicks
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-childrens
My kid loves this book.

Both of my kid loves this book.

I hate this book.

My kid already likes everything to be all pink all of the time, but when the main character is forced to eat green things she describes them in a terrible light.

We have been changing the descriptor words, but that will only last for so long.
May 26, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture_book
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
L.E. 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
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
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. ...more
Jennifer Nemo
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: libs-642
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
Jan 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: children-s
As a parent, I find that I can safely say that this book is crap. If you can avoid it, do so at all costs.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response- My sister really enjoyed this book because it was full of fun pictures. She also liked the fact that it was part of her favorite series. I thought the book was good for her because the reading level was good for her age and has some fun words for her to sound out phonetically.

Plot Summary- Pinkalicious and her mother decide to make pink cupcakes. Pinkalicious loves pink so much, so she wants to eat a few. Her mother tells her not to, but she eats them anyways. When she wakes
Adriana Cole
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Text to Teach Connection:

This story about a little girl that loves ALL things pink, especially pink cupcakes, is a great tool for a discussion on behavior. Pinkalicious is a very spoiled, disobedient girl. She doesn’t listen to her parents and in fact, does the exact opposite of what she is told. But that comes with a consequence, however in my opinion, not a harsh enough consequence. This could be used to discuss how students must follow ALL of their teachers rules, and how to NOT be like pink
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: leo-s-books
Leo says:
How do you feel about it? Meh
What do you like about it? "When the doctor says no more pink cupcakes! You can't eat pink cupcakes if you're still pink. It's so silly"
What don't you like about it? "All the pink!"

Becca says: Man, I hate this book. Way to make vegetables seem like a gross punishment, and there doesn't seem to be any real consequences or moral. It's not particularly fun to read, either. It's not straight up objectionable, like a lot of "girl's books" are but it's still on my
Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Preschool - Grade 2
Do you love pink? Pinkalicious loves anything pink! She loves to eat her pink cupcakes, and can't stop eating them! What happens when you eat too many pink cupcakes? You might turn pink! My granddaughter's favorite color is pink, and she loves cupcakes as well!
This book is available as an e-book through Hoopla.

Reviewed by Debbie Hersh, Circulation, Vernon Area Public Library
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Kassidi - was a good book about a little girl and friendship

Beginning of 2nd grade - was pretty simple for her to read; just needed a little help on a few words/names.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun little book about liking pink too much.
Catie Currie
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Very pink
Maxy P
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a big part of my childhood
Miya Gaub
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-fun
A little girl named Pinkalicious is in love with everything pink, especially pink cupcakes. When her mother warns her not to eat too many of the deserts, Pinkalicious sneaks all of the cupcakes. She eats so much of the food that she herself turns pink, and the only thing that can cure her is a bunch of green foods. Pinkalicious forces herself to eat everything green that she can think of so she can return to normal. When she finally does, she vows to never eat so much pink food again. This book ...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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