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Twinkle Thinks Pink!

Written by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Sarah Warburton
Published by Little Simon
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“A rosy read best suited for lovers of fairies and pink.”

Twinkle loves everything pink! When she and her friends are invited to Fairy Godmother’s garden party, they stop by the day before to admire the lovely garden full of roses in every color of the rainbow. The girls wish there were more pink roses, so with a flick of her wand and quick spell, Twinkle turns every rose—along with the hedges, the grass, and Fairy Godmother’s canary—“pinkety pink!” The more Twinkle tries to undo it once she realizes her mistake, the more things turn pink. When she confronts Fairy Godmother about her mistake, she is very gently scolded and encouraged to keep trying new things to develop her magic. Luckily, Fairy Godmother’s favorite color is also pink, and they leave the garden roses that shade until the end of the party when Twinkle magically restores the rainbow colors in the roses. The profoundly pink illustrations pairs with the fairytastic text, making this a fitting reading experience specifically for lovers of all things pink and fairytale. While pleasant messages are conveyed through the story, such as developing talents, apologizing, and unintended consequences, the volume of pink and sparkles leans toward overwhelming in this less classic read of Holabird’s.

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From the acclaimed author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series comes the second delightful picture book about a feisty fairy who’s obsessed with the color pink!

When Twinkle and her friends get invited to Fairy Godmother’s garden party, they can’t wait to wear their sparkly outfits and eat lots of fairy cake! They fly through Sparkle Tree Forest to take a peek at the rainbow roses in the palace. But as they admire the beautiful garden, Twinkle notices that her favorite color is missing! So, she closes her eyes, waves her wand, and casts a little spell to turn everything pink!

With her magical pink spells going sideways and frustration running high, can Twinkle set everything right before the garden party is ruined?

What Kind of Book is Twinkle Thinks Pink!

Quotes from This Book

  • "Roses are red, that's what I think, but now let's make all roses PINK!"
  • "You are a powerful little fairy," said Fairy Godmother, "and it's good to try out new things."

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • When Twinkle turned everything in Fairy Godmother’s garden pink, she went to explain it to Fairy Godmother and her wings drooped and turned blue. When you have to apologize for something, how do you feel before, and how do you feel after?

  • Twinkle used three different spells to try and turn the roses different colors throughout the story. If you could turn the roses any color, which would you choose? What spell would you say to make the change?

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Who Wrote Twinkle Thinks Pink!

Katharine Holabird

Katharine Holabird grew up in a family of architects and artists in Chicago. As a child, she lived in an imaginary world of fairy tales, princesses, and ballerinas, and loved to perform and dance with her sisters. She wrote the first Angelina Ballerina at the kitchen table with her daughters twirling around her. Katharine has three grown children and three grandchildren, and now lives in New York City with her husband.

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Who Illustrated Twinkle Thinks Pink!

Sarah Warburton

Sarah Warburton is an established artist whose books include Dinosaurs in the Supermarket and The Princess and the Peas. She has an uncanny ability to capture huge amounts of charm, humor, and detail in her work. She lives in Bristol, England.

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Katharine Holabird's Book Dedication

To the memory of my mother, D. K. Holabird, a magical spirit

Sarah Warburton's Book Dedication

To Holly and Olivia, who liked pink

What Do Critics Say About This Book

  • Kirkus Reviews

    “It’s slight on story, but there is an abundance of shimmery glitter. And, of course, pink.”

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Publication Date:
February 4, 2020