"One hot summer day, Pinkalicious gets an idea that is simply pinkerrific - a pink lemonade stand! But before Pinkalicious can start selling her lemonade, she has to figure out how to make the pink drink as pinktastic as possible. Pink grapefruit, pink watermelon and pink frosting - if it's pink, it's the perfect ingredient!"We were excited to see a new Pinkalicious book, because we knew our patrons would be excited - particularly the 3-7-year-old-girl demographic. Kann's books have been very popular, with copies wearing out and needing to be replaced, so we know this one will be a hit as well. We, on the other hand, are in a slightly different grouping ourselves (the indeterminately-aged male turtle demographic), so to review this one, we enlisted the help of some of our patrons.
Aeriel, age 3, was the very first person we shared the book with. Her favorite part was the pink lemonade.
Abbigail, age 8, says (giggling), "I like the part when one of the customers made a face and said something is missing and something is too much." She also thought it was funny that the piggy bank is empty again at the end of the book.
Alayna, age 8, liked the part where all the pink ingredients are mixed together, and said it reminds her of a book called "Treasure Tree", in which an otter makes a cupcake with pickle icing. (We think she is referring to this book.)
Cute story, cute pictures, sure to be a hit with the cute ones in your life. For a fairly safe extension, try a sidewalk lemonade stand. For a more adventurous time, see what happens when you mix like-colored items in YOUR kitchen!