Book Review – Pinkalicious (Guest Post)
by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann
Review by: Maya Din
My mom says I can’t have a brother or sister because she doesn’t have a minute to do a single thing for herself as it is. I think she is being dramatic. Other than cooking and cleaning, working, going to the gym, blogging, and cleaning some more, I’m not really sure what she does all day long? And truthfully? I think my mom just likes to complain. But please don’t tell her I said that.
A few days ago I heard my mom say that my dad and I don’t do anything except make a mess. I don’t think that is true. Well maybe its true a little bit. I mean sometimes I drop Cheerios all over the floor and step in them and trail them around the house but it’s not usually my fault. It’s my dad’s fault I think. And sometimes my dad leaves his plate in the sink a minute after my mom has cleaned up all the dishes, but that’s not his fault either. He just doesn’t know better.
We are always trying to help her around the house but she tells us not to bother because we usually make an even bigger mess. I don’t know what she means! Yesterday, I saw a huge basket of laundry sitting in the living room and I decided to put it in piles so my mom could put it away easily. I guess I didn’t notice that the clothes were already folded neatly according to color, size, and location. Oops. My mom got really mad and said “Great! Now I have to refold everything!” I felt bad. I think my dad did too because when Mom went into the kitchen to clean up the dinner dishes my dad quickly grabbed all the now-unfolded clothes and shoved them in random drawers thinking my mom wouldn’t notice. He isn’t so smart sometimes. He forgot she has eyes in the back of her head and she sees everything.
I knew my mom really wanted to review a book for the blog today but didn’t have enough time. I think she was busy searching drawers for the aforementioned unfolded and now creased clothes. My dad is really good at shoving things in random places and I knew it would take her a while to find everything, so I volunteered to do a guest post on one of my favorite books.
There were so many to choose from because I love books and I have a lot of them.
My bookshelf is pretty messy. My mom will probably make me alphabetize my books again after she sees this picture.
It took me a while to decide which book to review because I am indecisive. My mom says I got that from my dad. But after much debate with Fancy Nancy and Baby Doll I decided to go with Pinkalicious. Why? Because the book is pink and my favorite color in the world is pink. Of course.
So this story is about a girl named Pinkalicious. She and her mom made cupcakes one day when it was too rainy to go outside and Pinkalicious wouldn’t stop eating them! Usually my mom says I can have ONE cupcake and that’s it so I was pretty jealous of Pinkalicious! But then she ate so many that she turned pink and I wasn’t jealous anymore.
Her dad gave her a bath but the pink wouldn’t come off so her mom took her to see Dr. Wink. The doctor diagnosed Pinkalicious with “a very rare and acute case of Pinkititis.” That sounds pretty scary to me. Dr. Wink said that Pinkalicious needed to eat lots of green food to turn back to her normal color. But Pinkalicious wasn’t very good at listening because instead she ate more cupcakes. When her parents weren’t looking she even climbed up a bunch of chairs to reach the cupcakes on top of the fridge! My mom would get really mad if I did that!
The next day Pinkalicious woke up, looked in the mirror, and realized she’d turned red! But she didn’t want to be red so she decided to finally listen to Dr. Wink’s advice and ate tons of green brussels sprouts and relish and okra so that she’d turn into her normal self again. And luckily she did. But in the meantime her brother Peter was eating cupcakes like there was no tomorrow and he turned pink! Silly boys! They never learn, do they?
This is my favorite page in the whole book:
And my favorite part was when Pinkalicious’ mom said, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” The only thing is that since we read this story my mom says that to me all the time. I’m not sure if I like that.
The best part of this book is that it inspired my Pinkalicious birthday party last year. All my friends came to my grandma’s house and we played “pin the cupcake on Pinkalicious.”
We also had a yummy Pinkalicious cake.
I can’t wait for my next birthday. I think I want to have a Fancy Nancy party. Mom says, “we’ll see.” She says that about everything. I think it is code for “no.”
Well that’s it. I hope you enjoyed my guest post and my favorite book Pinkalicious. I’m going to go find my mom now. I’m sure she must need help with something!