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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sneaking cupcakes has disastrous results in fun tale.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Very interesting and educational as a alternative to Disney princesses and Barbie dolls.

Very good book series. Inspired the recent 'GBH series airin' on most PBS stations. Of course, Scholastic will be permanent partner with PBS — since the 90's with the magic school bus and 2007 with WordGirl — so their books will be interesting to read. So many wants to support their local PBS station. Toddlers and even tweens (brothers and sisters of their little brothers and sisters) wants to learn more. On you can find many games and activities. Here in Chile and many Latin American countries we need a character like Pinkalicious and his little brother Peterrific for arts and culture. Very good for all.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (5 ):

This lighthearted romp is an entertaining story about consequences -- disobey your mom and ignore doctor's orders and bad things will happen. There's also an implied message that green fruits and vegetables are better for you than sugary baked goods. But kids mainly will enjoy the exuberant energy of Pinkalicious and the funny, magical transformations.

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