Monday, July 29, 2013

Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann - OPTIONAL

Kann, Victoria  Emeraldalicious HarperCollins, 2013.  $17.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  
Pinkalicious and Peter are going for a walk when Pinkalicious falls and breaks her wand.  She decides to make a new one out of a nearby twig and it holds magical powers.  Peter and Pinkalicious are able to make cool things out of garbage, such as a throne a castle and new outfits.  They also are able to create birds and flowers.  Eventually the magical wand gets taken up by the wind and Peter is sad because they won’t be able to make anything new, but Pinkalicious tells him not to worry because they can make things with seeds and love. 
The pictures in this book are as bright and colorful as other Pinkalicious books, but the storyline is random and it’s unclear whether or not the characters are actually able to do magic or if it’s their imagination.  There are also poems that they use as spells and they are random and don’t feel thought out.  This isn’t my favorite book even though my daughter loves other Pinkalicious books. 
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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