Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kids Pick of the Week: Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper

The Plot:
"Violet is looking forward to attending the 'Pink Girls Pink-nic' with her mom. Dressed from head to toe in her favorite color, she thinks about the crafts they will make and the games they will play. All that changes when her mom wakes up that morning covered with pink spots. The only other female in the family is the cat, but Pinky can't take her. Fortunately, Violet's dad doesn't mind wearing pink for the day, and, of course, he's the hit of the party." (Summary courtesy of Amazon)

My Thoughts:
If you have a 3 to 5-years old female living in your house chances are you hear a lot about the color pink. I realize that there are exceptions, but from my experience most young girls (at some point in their childhood) claim pink as their favorite color.... Although, to be honest my own daughter is split in her choice. Of late when she is asked what her favorite color is she will respond, "Pink AND purple!"

So when I came upon Charise Mericle Harper's book, Pink Me Up, I knew I had to bring it home. It was an instant favorite and declared "very silly!" by my daughter. I have a feeling we'll be reading it quite a bit in the weeks ahead.

Pink Me Up comes recommended to anyone with a little girl who loves pink!

About the book:
Pink Me Up was published in February 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House. It is 40 pages long and intended for children ages 4-8 years, though clearly a few children at 3 years will enjoy it just as much.

About the author/illustrator:
Charise Mericle Harper

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