A review by Emma Streeton
Pink is a small dinosaur. Like her name clearly suggests, she is pink. She loves to play hide and seek but her color means she is always the first one to be found. Her disappointment is huge. She decides she does not want to be pink anymore. That is, until her difference helps her friends when they find themselves in trouble.
This book is an ode to self-esteem and encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves, especially the things that make them different. The happiness and confidence that can come from learning this ability is a gift that children, even grown-up ones, will carry with them their entire lives! I celebrate that Wild has been able to lay the foundations for this in a book aimed at young children.
Message and verdict
The key message from this delightful story is accept yourself and find your strengths. Pink discovers just how brave and smart she is when she is able to face her fear and help her friends. Her parents reinforce to her the skills she has with praise and love. As a parent reading this story it reminded me of the importance of celebrating our kid’s successes and wins and the intrinsic role we play in helping their self-worth flourish.
Pink! is a gorgeously illustrated book that is perfect for that bedtime reading session. Wild has done it again!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Imprint: HarperCollins – AU
Format: hardcover, 32 pages
Category: From 3 years, JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures