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 thinkpinkalicious.com and Cupcakes Take the Cake blog