Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 73: Pinkalicious

Our house is full of many stereotypical "boy" things -- mainly cars, trucks, and trains.  It's not unusual to find a big fire truck in our bathroom, a tractor trailer in our kitchen, or a monster truck driving over a pile of other innocent cars and trucks in the middle of the living room floor.  I swear that this fascination with all things wheeled is inherent in the Y-chromosome.  It's not as though we ever said, "Here you go.  You're a boy.  Play with this truck."  It's amazing.  Consequently, we have many books about various vehicles, some of which I've already featured here.  No doubt there will be other such books to come on this blog, but I worry sometimes that I'm not posting enough stories for the girls out there.  I'm sure this will get easier as my daughter gets older, and for the most part, I think that many of our favorites are loved by boys and girls, alike.  So today, I'm happy to feature a great book that I know will be loved by little girls (especially the fairy princess types) and hopefully little boys, as well:  Pinkalicious.  At a recent library visit, we were just about to pack up and go when my son came running over with this story.  "Let's get this one!" he exclaimed.  (I'll admit, I thought it was pretty great that he picked out a book that didn't have trucks or animals on the cover.)  We brought it home, read it during lunch that afternoon, and instantly loved it.  We must have read it six times in a row.  Pinkalicious loves pink, pink, pink!  And one rainy day, she makes a big batch of pink cupcakes with her mommy.  After eating a few too many, she wakes up in the morning to discover that she has turned pink herself!  It's a cute, silly story about all things pink (I love the peonies best), but most of all, just being yourself.   How does Pinkalicious manage to get herself back to normal?  The cure is bound to make you smile.  Complete with glitter and more pink than you could ever dream of, Pinkalicious is a great read for any preschooler.  Even if you have a boy as truck-obsessed as mine, look for this one and read it with him.  You might be pleasantly surprised at how much he loves it.


Sherry said...

My oldest daughter loves these books, but this one is by far the best of them! She got it for Christmas and we made pink cupcakes together to celebrate. She was very careful not to eat too much though as she didn't want to turn pink! :-)

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