Pink Me Up

Lock up the pink glitter, pink pencils and pink paper or you may well be ‘pinked up’ after reading this pink-alious story.

If you have a child that loves pink, you simply must introduce them to Violet Bunny, the pink heroine of Charise Mericle Harper’s story, Pink Me Up.

Pink-obsessed Violet Bunny is fairly certain that attending the annual Pink Girls Pink-nic with her mother will be the best day ever. Violet and her mother have their thoroughly pink outfits planned and are looking forward to a pink-pink-pink girls day out. So when Mama wakes up with pink spots, Violet thinks the day is ruined – until Daddy offers to take Mama’s place.

Violet gently points out that the plan won’t work because Daddy is a boy and not at all pink. Luckily, quick-thinking Daddy has an idea: “We just have to pink me up. I bet I can be as pink as you.” Violet is on a pink mission and with some pink tape, pink stickers and pink paper she transforms Daddy into a vision in pink – and to the delight of Violet, he’s the hit of the Pink-nic!

This story is funny and has a simple message about creativity and problem-solving that is perfectly pitched for pre-schoolers. Fans of Fancy Nancy will particularly enjoy meeting Violet Bunny and I suspect will want to embark on a few of their own ‘pink it up’ projects.

Pink Me Up is available for $13.50 from Book Depository, with free delivery to Australia.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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