A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Pinkalicious and her brother show how you can use recycled materials to create new clothes, recycled objects to build fun things to play with, and spread seeds to grow flowers.
There's a clear message to not use beautiful open spaces as a dumping ground, and that if you take the time to clean up trash and plant seeds, you can restore a place to its former natural beauty. There's also a positive message about recycling and not overconsuming.
Positive Role Models
Pinkalicious is upbeat, positive and creative, and shows that when she identifies a problem, she can focus her energy and creativity to fix it. Peter is a friendly, supportive, and equally creative brother.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Emeraldalicious uses the popular Pinklalicious character to send a positive environmental message in this lighthearted picture book about turning a dump back into the beautiful garden and picnic space it once was. Pinkalicious and her brother use recycled materials to create a new outfit and build fun things to play with, spread seeds to grow flowers, and realize "we have all we need."
Is It Any Good?
This delightful book is loaded with positive messages. It's about rescuing and restoring natural space, recycling materials, and realizing that "we have everything we need" and "with a a little love, we can make the entire world EMERALDALICIOUS!"
It's a bit heavy-handed, but with the bright illustrations, sparkly magic, sweet brother-sister friendship, and the mega-popular Pinkalicious character at the center, kids will enjoy it, and maybe some of the messages will stick.
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