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A booklist for: Pinkalicious

Production dates: February 8-17, 2013

This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany the stage production of Pinkalicious at Gere’s neighbor, The Lincoln Community Playhouse.

Pinkalicious is a stage musical based on the series of popular children’s books by Victoria Kann, with book and lyrics by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, and music and lyrics by John Gregor. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Reading Recommendations for fans of Pinkalicious:

by Victoria Kann [jP Kann & jF Kann]

A little girl who is obsessed with the color pink eats so many pink cupcakes that she herself turns pink. There are a number of other books in the Pinkalicious series by the same author, both picture books and easy readers.

Little Blue and Little Yellow
by Leo Lionni [jP Lionni]

Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can’t find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?

Hello Red Fox
by Eric Carle [jP Carle]

Guests at Little Frog’s birthday party include the red fox, the purple butterfly, the orange cat, and other colorful animals. The illustrations are designed to demonstrate the concept of complementary colors.

Color Camouflage: A Spot-it Challenge
by Sarah L. Schuette [jP Schuette]

Simple text invites the reader to find items hidden in color-themed photographs.

A Bad Case of Stripes
by David Shannon [jP Shannon]

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

Spicy Hot Colors
by Sherry Shahan [j535.6 Sha]

Introduces young readers to colors in Spanish and English by interweaving images and dance moves.

Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People
by Jane Yolen [j811 Yol]

What colors do you see in nature – the green of a fern, the brown of a desert, the gray of a lifeless tree? Look closer. You’ll find more than meets the eye. In thirteen memorable poems, Jane Yolen takes you on a whimsical journey through Mother Nature’s glorious landscape.

Living Color
by Steve Jenkins [j591.472 Jen]

Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink — animals can be amazingly colorful. Why are they found in so many hues? How do their brilliant feathers, scales, shells, and skin help them survive? Find out how animals use color to warn predators, signal friends, attract a mate, or hide from their enemies.

Blue Everywhere
by Kristin Sterling [j535.6 Ste]

Discusses the color blue and the wide range of its hues that can be found in nature and in society, with photographs and information about the meaning of “feeling blue.”

A Book About Color: A Clear Simple Guide for Young Artists
by Mark Gonyea [j535.6 Gon]

Introduces color theory with primary and secondary colors, the color wheel, and how artists visualize and choose colors.

The Berryfest Princess Movie
[DVD j Strawberry Shortcake]

The democratic process hits Berryland as Strawberry Shortcake and Orange Blossom compete to become the Berryfest Princess. Not only do the members of Berryland show how the election process works, from campaigning to advertising and speech-making, but they also show how everyone can celebrate each other’s best qualities and support each other, even when times are tough.

Rainbow Fish: Tails From the Sea
by Marcus Pfister [DVD j Pfister]

When Rainbow and his friends face a whole new set of challenges, they learn that difficult situations can often lead to the most important discoveries of all.

Created in partnership with the Lincoln Community Playhouse by ka/Gere Branch January 2013 | Modified for use on BookGuide by sdc/bmpl