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Book Review – Pinkalicious (Guest Post)

January 6, 2010


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!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce permalink
    January 6, 2010 10:57 pm

    so cute!! and that cake is every little girl’s dream come true!

  2. January 7, 2010 12:34 am

    Good review Maya!! I enjoyed reading about Pinkalicious. 🙂 I am looking forward to Fancy Nancy so get your mom to agree to that fast. 😉

  3. January 7, 2010 4:46 am

    Adorable!! Way to go Maya!! 🙂 I love reading Fancy Nancy books to my class.

  4. January 7, 2010 5:41 am

    Great review!! Thanks Maya 🙂

    That cake is great! So much pink goodness!

  5. January 7, 2010 5:43 am

    Well you have done it again Ameena. What a great, cute, and creative post.
    Maya: great review…and great choice of book. You are a beautiful little gal 🙂
    Have a great to the “Ameena” family…I really enjoyed this post.

  6. January 7, 2010 5:46 am

    Cute post and that cake is adorable! Your daughter is adorable too 🙂

  7. January 7, 2010 6:22 am

    This is my favourite blog ever! I love the way she rambles on before getting to the point (I usually hate that but this one’s adorable).
    I love the book review and all that follows, makes me want to get a pinkalicious birthday cake myself!
    My favourite line? You get what you get and you don’t get upset. Can’t wait to use that on someone 😉

  8. Danielle permalink
    January 7, 2010 6:25 am

    This was so cute 🙂
    I like the morals behind Pinkalicious- Yes…turning pink would be an aweful thing.
    And that cake is a work of art!

  9. January 7, 2010 7:30 am

    Love it, awesome cake. All my students around Maya’s age LOVE this book. Isn’t there a purple one too??

    • January 7, 2010 10:17 am

      They now have Purplicious and Goldilicious but honestly, they don’t hold a candle to this one!

  10. January 7, 2010 8:05 am

    you get what you get and don’t get upset!

    LOVE IT~

    we don’t do “pink” at our house but I love that saying!

    great guest post Maya haha

  11. whydeprive permalink
    January 7, 2010 8:52 am

    I LOVE this post!

  12. louisianagrown permalink
    January 7, 2010 9:24 am

    Awwww… Hey Maya! I wish I could have eaten a piece of that Pinkalicious birthday cake. 😉

  13. January 7, 2010 9:51 am

    What adorable pictures! 🙂

  14. January 7, 2010 11:53 am

    Such a cute post! My first grade class LOVED Pinkalicious and Purplelicious – I must have read it a hundred times last year!

    I almost went to Petros the same day you were there! I could also eat there every single day, mmmmm getting hungry just thinking about it!

  15. January 7, 2010 5:04 pm

    I love Maya’s guest post – so much that I made my mom read it. She’s hooked on your blog now!

  16. January 7, 2010 5:15 pm

    Hahaha I LOVE this post! Too cute!

  17. Lynn at The Actors Diet permalink
    January 7, 2010 5:23 pm

    adorable beyond belief. that cake looks scrumptious and beautiful!

  18. January 7, 2010 9:05 pm

    I won’t tell mommy you said that about her, Maya! Pinkie promise! 😉

  19. January 28, 2010 12:30 am


  20. May 26, 2011 12:42 pm

    Oh my god I loved this. I love Maya. And I love those bookshelves. Sigh. If only I had a girl to love too:)

  21. November 1, 2011 8:37 am

    awww… Ameena!!! You just have the most precious little girl. I can see how you wouldn’t want another cause you do A LOT, but imagine having another Ameena. You inspire me to have one.. very funny post. Really cute.

  22. Muugii permalink
    February 12, 2013 6:15 am

    I love your blog. Good review Maya :). I need to buy this book for my girls.

    • February 12, 2013 8:27 am

      Thank you Muugii…I hope you pick this book up! I think your girls will love it. 🙂

      • Kimberly permalink
        February 17, 2013 10:25 pm

        Love this post! How did you make the pin a cupcake on Pinkalicious? And how and where did you have the cake made?

      • February 18, 2013 3:11 pm

        Hi Kimberly…my mom had the cake made at a local bakery. I think she just had them copy a picture she found in a book.

        My very talented cousin made the “Pin a Cupcake” game for us since I couldn’t find anything online. I hope that helps!

        Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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