A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows a variety of green fruits and vegetables as healthy food choices. Shows what a a doctor's examination looks like.
It's implied that green fruits and vegetables are good for you and can add balance to a diet that includes too many cupcakes. There are consequences when you disobey your parent and ignore the advice of your doctor, as well as consequences when you eat too many sugary things. Don't be greedy.
Positive Role Models
The parents of Pinkalicious are kind but firm. Her doctor is female, which offers a positive role model for girls.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pinkalicious is the first book in a popular picture book series about a little girl who not only dresses up like a fairy princess -- often in different colors in other books -- but also has some magical things happen to her. In this book, she greedily and disobediently eats too many pink cupcakes and the next day wakes up completely pink! It's a funny cautionary tale about consequences.
Is It Any Good?
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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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.