Sure, I could share a picture book with you that boasts a Valentine’s Day theme, but I decided to veer off in a fresh direction. Instead of one book, I’m sharing three that have absolutely nothing to do with Valentine’s Day except for one thing.
All three books have perfectly pink covers, making them perfect to share this holiday!
Title – Pinkalicious
Written and illustrated by- Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
Published by- Harper Collins Children’s Books – 2006
Topics – Pink, cupcakes, picky eaters.
Opening – It was a rainy day, too wet to go outside.
Mommy said, “Let’s make cupcakes! What color do you want?”
“Pink!” I said. “Pink, pink, pink!”
Synopsis from Amazon HERE – Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Most importantly she loves eating pink cupcakes. Mommy and Daddy warn her not to eat too many, but Pinkalicious can’t help herself. They’re just too good! But when Pinkalicious eats one too many, she turns pink herself! What will she do?
Title – Glamourpuss
Written by- Sarah Weeks
Illustrated by – David Small
Published by- Scholastic Press – 2015
Topics – pampered pet, jealousy, friendship
Opening – Once upon a pillow sat a glamourous cat named Glamourpuss.
Glamourpuss lived ith Mr. and Mrrs. Highhorsen in a giant masion on the top of a hill…
Synopsis from Amazon HERE – A sassy, delicious picture-book gem from award-winning author Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Medal winner David Small.Glamourpuss has it all.She has style.She has charm. And she knows how to strike a pose.Glamourpuss loves being the center of attention. So when an unwelcome guest (a dog, no less!) steals the spotlight with some tasteless bow-wowing and undignified tail-wagging, Glamourpuss worries that she’s going to fall out of fashion. Is there room for only one superstar in this mansion? When Glamourpuss makes her most majestic move to find out, the result is pure purrfection.
Title – Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin
Written by- Lloyd Moss
Illustrated by – Marjorie Priceman
Published by- Aladdin Paperbacks – 2000
Topics – music, counting, stories in rhyme
Opening – With a mournful moan and silken tone,
Itself alone comes ONE TROMBONE.
Gliding, sliding, igh notes go low;
ONE TROMBONE is playing SOLO.
Synopsis from Amazon HERE – When this book begins, the trombone is playing all by itself. But soon a trumpet makes a duet, a french horn a trio, and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. Written in elegant and rhythmic verse and illustrated with playful and flowing artwork, this unique counting book is the perfect introduction to musical groups. Readers of all ages are sure to shout “Encore!” when they reach the final page of this joyous celebration of classical music.
My appologies that Monday will come and go without my poetry post, but after my long-awaited hand surgery (today), I’ll need a little time to mend. However, knowing how impossible it is for me to go a day without writing, I’ll be back seriously soon (even if I have to peck out a poem on my computer with a pencil clamped between my teeth).