Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Think Pink

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage you to read your kids “Pinkalicious." No big message about BCA, it’s just a great kids’ story. And it’s pink. ;)

Then, read “Purplelicious.” Especially if you have a child who is trying to fit in or wants to embrace something he or she really likes, but is being pressured to follow the masses. Celebrate your unique self, kids. Love pink. Love purple. Or whatever color you like, even if it’s not popular with the rest of the group. Be who you are and don’t try to let anyone try to change you.

As the mom of a kindergartener, I have recently been introduced to the world of “Pinkalicious” and the series of books by authors and illustrators (and sisters) Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. I’ve come to learn that not only are there books, but there are toys, a curriculum guide for teachers, a musical and even a how-to on hosting your own Pinkalicious party. Seriously, why can I never be on the front-end of these ideas??

And, if you purchase any of the Pinkalicious cupcakes from the Crumbs Bake Shop chain (or online), a percentage of the sale will go to the Ink Well Foundation, an organization that pairs professional animators, illustrators, and cartoon artists with hospitalized children so they can create art together.

So, think pink today!
Images courtesy of and Cupcakes Take the Cake blog


Amy R. said...

Great post J. I would like to have one of those cupcakes...yum:)
Amy R.

High Heeled Life said...

wh HHLat a fantastic discovery ... though we do not have children yet .. that would make a wonderful gift for a child!! and the cause is beautiful!! HHL

The Southern Lady said...

Madeline was a bit older than the books intended audience when "Pinkalicious" came out, but we bought it anyway! We've loved the books and can't help but think some of those super sweet cupcakes would be a real treat while reading.

They'll ship overseas, right? ;)

Have a wonderful day! Wishing y'all cooler weather.

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

We have Purplelicious and I have given Pinkalicious to a friend. Cute books. xoxo

EntertainingMom said...

Alexander fell in love with Pinkalicious when he was three! He still adores it! We gave him Purplelcious last year (4) and this year (5) he got Goldilicious! I love that his favorite color is still pink and he s manly enough to tell everyone ;) And I don't know anyone who doesn't love a good pink cupcake!

Anonymous said...

We love these books.

Natasha said...

Wow, I haven't heard of this series before. My daughter would loved this when she was a little girl. I will keep an eye out to see if it is available here for my niece.

Your blog is looking great by the way! The changes you have been making are fabulous.

Best wishes,

Lily Lemontree said...

My daughter is obsessed with the Pinkalicious series, it is every where in the house. I don't mind so much though, I just love the books too!