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.
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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