Violet wakes up and declares that it’s going to be the best day ever, as she and her mother are attending the Pink Girls Pink-nic today. But when she wakes her mom and she’s covered in pink spots, it turns out this is the worst day ever because her mom is sick and they’re going to miss the pink-nic. Then her dad offers to take her, but she reminds him that he’s a boy, and “Boys are NOT pink.” But her dad doesn’t give up. He tells her to “Pink me up,” and with lots of creativity, she does indeed make her dad pink enough to attend the Pink Girls Pink-nic with her.
I have to say that I love Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper, and so does M, who is four and would love to go to a pink-nic with her daddy. There are a few things in this book that I especially like. First is the message that if something happens to ruin your plans, you shouldn’t just cry about it ~ do something to make it work. Second is the strong father figure in the story. He’s willing to cover himself in pink and head to a pink-nic with his little girl and a bunch of moms and their daughters. It would take a strong man to do that! Finally, I love the illustrations, which add even more fun to the story.
Harper has created a picture book that will appeal to young girls who love pink, and even those who don’t. It’s an adorable story of a father and daughter. I’m sure all the daddies out there will have a blast reading it to their little girls!
My Rating: 5/5
This review was written based on a copy of Pink Me Up that I borrowed from the library.
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