Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because Earth Day is on Monday, and this is a great book to teach a greenerific lesson with!
By Victoria Kann
40 pages – ages 4 – 8
Published by HarperCollins on January 29, 2013
Theme/Topic – Environment/ Recycling
Opening and Synopsis – Taken from the inside jacket –
“When Pinkalicious and Peter decide to visit their favorite park, they find that it’s no longer their favorite place – the park is now filled with stinky trash! So Pinkalicious decides to make an extra-special wand out of flowers. Now whenever Pinkalicious makes a wish, adds a little love and recites a pinkatastic rhyme, something amazing happens: It’s pinkerrific magic!”
Why I liked this book – This is an awesome book for Earth Day! It gives the message; care for your environment and recycle! The illustrations are fabulous as with all of Ms. Kann’s books. I really like Pinkalicious’ cape, wand, and tiara that were made from flowers and plants. I really like how the story shows that you can re-use some of the “junk” lying around and make it into something great. I think everyone should do more of that. I think kids (girls AND boys – remember, Peter is there too!) 4+ would really like this book!
Activities and Resources –
Go out to your favorite park, and clean up any trash you see, so that park doesn’t become as bad as the park in the one in the book!
Re-use, Reduce, and Recycle! Talk about the 3 R’s with your child. Maybe do some of them too?
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!