Posted by: Genny Colby | March 31, 2011

Picture Book Reading Challenge

Wow, I have really fallen behind in our reading challenge!  And it is not that we are not reading books, we are, I have just been lax in writing about what we are reading. So, here is my attempt to catch up a little!  I am going to try to do a post a day for a few days to get everyone caught up with what we are reading…there are just so many fun books out there!

As my little girl is becoming a little girl, and not a baby or a toddler any longer, we have expanded her library to include some new books.

One of her new favorite series are the stories about Pinkalicious by Victoria Kahn.

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann: Book CoverThe first book in this series introduces us to Pinkalicious.  It is not truly clear if this her actual name, or a nickname she obtains after she turns pink after eating too many pink cupcakes.  The only thing I don’t really like about this book is when the doctor tells her she needs to eat only green foods to get back to her normal color and the story makes eating green foods to be icky.  But it is a good platform for older kids to talk about healthy food choices and the balance of eating sweets.

In this adventure, Pinkalicious loses her sweet tooth and asks the Tooth Fairy for something sweet until her new sweet tooth comes in.  Seeing as the tooth fairy is busy, she sends the Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and one of Santa’s Elves to help out Pinkalicious.  In the end, Pinkalicious learns that sweetness is when you are kind to others.  This one may be a bit advanced for my little one, who is still getting her baby teeth, but she enjoys the adventures of Pinkalicious and the illustrations are so reach in detail that there is so much to the story.

Purplicious by Victoria Kann: Book Cover

This outing finds Pinkalicious as the odd girl out when all the other girls decide that pink is “out”.  Pinkalicious has a tough time until she meets another little girl who loves purple and shows how powerful pink can be, turning blue into purple.  This book leads to a good discussion about teasing, being kind to others, and even a little bit about bullying.

Goldilicious by Victoria Kann: Book Cover

I think this is one of my favorites, as we meet Pinkalicious imaginary friend, a unicorn named Goldilicious.  A fun story about imaginary friends, playing games, and even playing with her younger brother.  And I think this book helps my daughter start to explore more of her imaginative play with her own stuffed friends/dolls/etc.

Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink (Pinkalicious Series) by Victoria Kann: Book Cover

Pinkalicious decides she would like to have some gum balls…so she has a lemonade stand to raise money, of course it is PINK lemonade!  And in the end she shares all her gum balls with her little brother 🙂

Tickled Pink (Pinkalicious Series) by Victoria Kann: Book Cover

Pinkalicious checks out a joke book from the library and is then challenged to a contest to create her own joke.  I love that the jokes in this books are kid friendly and my daughter is starting to get the idea of a joke.




  1. My girls (now adults) would have loved these books!! So pink and fun. They are adorable. I am reading to boys now, so it is a whole different story. I am going to mark these on my amazon account though to keep in mind for my granddaughter when she is just a bit older. Great review!!

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