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!! 
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 ~