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Purplicious by Victoria Kann
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A fantastic story! A girl that likes the color pink in spite of the people around her telling her is not the "right" color. There are ENDLESS comparisons with this idea connected to sexual orientation and personal identity as well as freedom issues. Beautifully written. ( )
  gracelovera | Sep 29, 2015 |
Excellent book to use to teach students how to read the way the author wants them to. I used this book to model how to read punctuation,and boded words correctly.This book would be an excellent to teach various comprehension skills such as; character traits,setting,problem and solution,and conclusion. This story is wonderful way to incorporate readers response. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 29, 2014 |
This picture book is a story of Pinkalicious and how she was teased for loving the color pink. The majority of the children she went to school with began to say that black was the new "it" color. Pinkalicious started feeling lonely and sad and began to change her pink ways. In doing this she began to have the blues which made her even more unhappy. At the end of the story she found a friend that also enjoyed pink, and shared with Pinkalicious that pink was a strong color.

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As long as I can remember blue has always been my favorite color, but being a girl sometimes when I was younger it was looked down upon and got me teased for being a tom boy. I was able to relate to Pinkalicious.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Purplicious is a good book to use when teaching about bullying because it gives and example as simple as being teased about a color which I feel young children can relate to.
2. It can also be a good book when talking about colors and showing that combining colors can get you others colors. It would also be fun to have an art project where on different spots on the same paper you mix different colors to make other colors, and then at the end mix all the mixed colors together and show that usually most of those colors all mixed together will get them a brownish or blackish color.
  AlexCCrupper | Aug 24, 2014 |
Purplicious follows a young girl, Pinkalicious, who loves the color pink. One day in school, a group of students decides that they no longer like the color pink, and that only black is acceptable. They begin to tease her about her love of pink. She briefly doubts her love of pink before realizing that it is part of who she is. This book would be a good book to use in the classroom because it reminds students that they should not let others dictate their interests. The book is definitely geared more towards younger girls, so I would most likely give this to individual students rather than use it in whole class.
  cseiger | Jun 14, 2014 |
Pinkalicious loves pink. She has everything pink and pink is her favorite girl until all the girls at school said pink is over and black is the new color. Pink cried and was feeling blue, she did not want anything pink not even pink ice cream. One day at school she meant a girl who told her pink is a powerful girl watch. She mixed pink with blue and it made purple. Purplicious and pinkalicious are now best friends.

Personal Reaction:
You need to stick to your favorite color for you do not know if it is a powerful color. Stay true to yourself and do not change because everyone says pink is sissy.

Classroom extension:
1. In classroom, I will read purplicious for it is a great book about being true to yourself.
2. In addition, I will ask each child to draw a picture with their favorite color and to be different is okay. ( )
  memre | Apr 23, 2014 |
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This book is a part of the "Pinkalicious" series and is also an excellent resource to teach colors and a strong message to be yourself.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061244058, Hardcover)

It's purple Pinkalicious!

Pinkalicious loves the color pink, but all the girls at school like black. They tease her, saying that pink stinks and pink is for babies. But Pinkalicious doesn't think so…that is, until her friends stop playing with her. Now Pinkalicious has a case of the blues. But could she ever turn her back on her favorite color?

In the follow-up to the bestselling Pinkalicious, a young girl remains true to herself and discovers that pink isn't only a pretty color, but also a powerful one.

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When her classmates make fun of her for still liking the color pink, a little girl feels all alone, but then a friend shows her the power of pink.

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