Monday, April 7, 2008
Posey Prefers Pink by Harriet Ziefert, illustrations by Yukiko Kido
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ok, I'm all for pink, but this is too much! I think my gums are bleeding! There's glitter! A padded cover! Pink laser-printed hearts! A kid who won't eat anything that's not pink! Parents driven to distraction! And at the end, Posey decides she's now into purple, which I suppose means all that pink - has got to go.
But you know what I like about this book? There's no lesson here, no consequences for Posey as she declines her peanut-butter-and-banana lunch, although she gets a time out when she throws a fit about wearing red pajamas. Posey Prefers Pink is kawaii as all get-out, and does not apologize for it.