Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Review - Silverlicious

Written and Illustrated by: Victoria Kann
Released On: February 1, 2011
Ages: 5 to 8 year olds
Source: Purchased
5 out of 5 silverlicious stars

Synopsis (from Harper Collins): When Pinkalicious loses a tooth, it's not just any tooth—it's her sweet tooth! Suddenly candy no longer tastes sweet! With her pinkatastic pen, Pinkalicious writes a note to the Tooth Fairy and tucks it under her pillow . . . only to hear from Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and a Christmas elf instead. It is not until the Tooth Fairy finally responds—and works some magic—that Pinkalicious discovers where sweetness really comes from.

Fairy-tale characters and sparkling scenes make Silverlicious a sweet treat for all.

My Kindergartner and I love the Pinkalicious series and we eagerly await each release day. It's a bit of an event for the two of us and because she's my youngest, I think I enjoy it even more. We were excited to head over to our favorite bookstore to attend their Silverlicious release party but instead we ended up huddled in a corner reading the book. Yes, it's that good!

In Silverlicious, Victoria introduces an important rite of passage in a child's life -- the loss of that first tooth. And she does it with her usual sense of pinkalicious humor and fun. As a parent, my very favorite part of these stories is that there's always an age appropriate reminder to be kind and appreciative of others in this case, to be "as sweet as your sweet tooth".

Next time you're in a bookstore, be sure to check out the Pinkalicious series. The stories are well written and the illustrations are downright candylicious. I guarantee that you won't be able to read just one!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~