Thursday, April 21, 2011

Penny Loves Pink by Cori Doerrfeld

Title: Penny Loves Pink
Author: Cori Doerrfeld
Copyright: 2011, Hachette Book Group Inc.
Grade: PreK-K
Theme: Pink, Siblings, Childhood

This is a short story about a little girl who loves pink. She loves her pink sunglasses, her pink bike, and the pink flowers. She is obsessed with pink. But, soon enough her mother has a baby boy, and she notices that her new brother has everything in blue. Penny soon realizes that she loves her brother, even more than the color pink.

This is such a cute book. I think parents should read this book to their young ones, especially if they are having or planning to have another child soon. I think this book is for younger children, and it's very simple. I also like the use of color in this book. It is such a girly book, and I'm sure young girls would really enjoy reading it or just enjoy looking at the pictures.

Pre-Reading Activity:
Talk about different colors. Ask children what their favorite color is.

Post-Reading Activity:
Ask children what their favorite things are.

About the Author:
Dori grew up in Crystal Lake IL. and moved to Minnesota after completing high school. Currently she lives in Minneapolis with her husband and daughter. After working several years as a teacher and as a nanny, now she is a full time illustrator. Her husband, Tyler Page is also an artist and an educator.

  <------ Dori with her daughter

Authors website

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this book. I am going to have to check it out! My son was an only child for five years, and when my daughter was born he was happy, but he definately noticed a big change. I think he could totally relate to the little girl in this story (although he is all boy, probably wouldn't read a book with the word "pink" in the title). I think this is a very cute idea though. Helps young children to see that change can be a good thing, and that you may love something very much, and then learn you can love someone even more. Cute idea!