Book Review: Purplicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann


One of the most fulfilling aspects to a challenge is personal satisfaction in achieving one's goal. I have taken my first step towards the 2010 Support Your Local Library Readings Challenge!
I finished reading Book #1 on my list... Purplicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann.

Product Description

It's purple Pinkalicious!
Pinkalicious loves the color pink, but all the girls at school like black. They tease her, saying that pink stinks and pink is for babies. But Pinkalicious doesn't think so…that is, until her friends stop playing with her. Now Pinkalicious has a case of the blues. But could she ever turn her back on her favorite color?
In the follow-up to the bestselling Pinkalicious, a young girl remains true to herself and discovers that pink isn't only a pretty color, but also a powerful one.

About the Author

Victoria Kann's award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers, and books. She is the illustrator and coauthor with Elizabeth Kann of Pinkalicious and Purplicious, which were both New York Times bestsellers. They also wrote Pinkalicious: The Musical, which premiered in New York City to sold-out audiences. Victoria teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Recently she built a tree house for her Princess Pinkerbelles. She often hears galloping in the house and wonders if it's Goldilicious or just her Pinkerbelles.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061244058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061244056
About The Book:

The book begins with Pinkalicious in an art class facing her peers who are not supportive of her choice of colors which is mainly "pink"! Have you ever been surrounded by a few friends who continually voiced their opinion on what you were doing, whether you welcomed it or not? How did you feel about it? What did you do?

As the story line unfolds, we see that Pinkalicious is having a real hard time standing up to peer pressure. She is drowning in a sea of doubts and begins to believe that others may be right. Perhaps there are other colors to choose but somehow all of these feelings make Pinkalicious very sad.

This wonderful children's book is full of bright, colorful illustrations by Elizabeth Kann. She is a doctor whose writing has appeared in a variety of publications. You can visit Elizabeth online at:

I especially love the way the main character, Pinkalicious, returns to her art class and her conflict is resolved with a new friend and a new perspective. A very cute book for ages 4-8 ... worth reading! The overall theme, "be true to yourself" encourages young people to be yourself and that's a good thing! 5 stars!

Warmest Regards,

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