Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Review: Puzzled by Pink by Sarah Frances Hardy

Published by: Viking Kids
Released on: April 12th, 2012
Source: book from author to review/giveaway
Ages: 4 & up
4 stars: We Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon 

Izzy refuses to dress up as a fairy to attend her big sister Rose's birthday party, and instead brings her cat and other guests to the attic for a party featuring dried roses, spider webs, and nothing pink -quoted from Goodreads

This book will be a hit with little girls who love pink for those who don't. It's a story about two sisters, Rose and Izzy, who are completely opposite. Rose loves pink, dressing up, having tea parties and eating pink cupcakes. The older sister, Izzy wears black, loves her side of the room to be messy, and isn't into the frilly things her younger sibling is into. In fact, the only thing the two sisters have in common is their love for tea parties, though they're very different.

Readers get to know the girls more when during Rose's pink, frilly birthday party Izzy heads up to the attic to have her own tea party, with her own toy monsters and dolls. It's there that the sister's get into a fight over Rose's fairy wand that changes and turns Izzy's black cat into something other than a cat. Through Rose, Izzy discovers that maybe pink isn't so bad after all. The illustrations in this book are adorable! They really made this story fun. My little girl, who of course loves pink, really enjoyed having this story read to her. 

Thank you to Sarah, who sent me a SIGNED copy of her book to giveaway, one lucky follower will win this cute story. To enter, leave me a comment telling me your favorite color along with your email address. Open internationally, though international shipping rules apply. GOOD LUCK!! 


  1. Oh my daughter would love this book. (And so would I).

    Purple! Purple all the way!

  2. Oh my daughter is PINK ALL THE WAY!!!

  3. Love these colors! Don't enter me (since I already have the book), but I must represent my fellow green ladies.


  4. My 4-year-old daughter's fave is black.

    Mine is probably blue or green. :)

  5. My daughter loves purple. Mama does, too.

  6. Hahaha, cute! I am NOT a pink girl either. For me it's green and has been since I was just a little thing.

  7. In our house, it's all about purple. Bright, pale, light, dark, it doesn't matter. Just make it purple!

  8. Green, specifically British Racing Green!
    My almost four-year-old LOVES pink. And yellow. And red. But, pink usually rules.

  9. Mine is blue, but my daughter's is pink. She's an odd mix, though. She wants to catch frogs and climb trees, she just wants to wear a beautiful dress to do it! :)

  10. Pink! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  11. My daughter loves purple. Mama loves green!

  12. this sounds like a lot of fun!! thank you for the contest!!

    my fave is green!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  13. My favorite color is PINK! Of course........


  14. Yellow and Pink


  15. favorite color is blue so many pretty shades of it

  16. favorite color is pink



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