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Purplicious - Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann

Written by Victoria Kann


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


This book was pretty cute, about a girl that was basically being made fun of at school for liking the color pink. Through the story, the little girl learns that pink is a powerful color, and it is okay to be yourself and like whatever color you want. It was a little heavy on peer pressure. I would have much preferred the character to have stood up and come to the conclusion she could like pink, even if no one else did. She allowed herself to love pink again only after seeing a girl in school turning blue and pink into purple. I felt the message could have easily been read to follow people, other than follow yourself. But it was a very cute story that does find the little girl happy in pink in the end.

Example quote: "On Saturday, Mommy, Daddy, Peter, and I went to get ice cream to cheer me up."

Teaching opportunity: This is a great time to talk to your children about peer pressure, even if just to simply explain that they are allowed to be true to themselves and like whatever color they choose, even if no one else does. If school age, discuss what is an appropriate way to handle someone that is bullying them. Remind them that you are always there for them and share that who they are is wonderful!