Perfect Picture Book Friday! Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper by Victoria Kann


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pinkaliciousthanksPinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper

By Victoria Kann

24 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperFestival on August 26, 2014

Theme/Topic- Thanksgiving /  helping

Genre- Fiction

Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “It was Thanksgiving Day! I could hear Mommy baking in the kitchen and could smell the turkey cooking in the oven. Outside, Daddy was raking a big pile of leaves.

Synopsis- This year, Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers! They try to make everything pinkaperfect but all doesn’t go as planned.

Why I liked this book– This is a cute Thanksgiving book. I like how Pinkalicious and Peter do their best to help out with setting up for Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t always work out for them. The illustrations are fabulous. The detail that they have in them is cool (like there are music notes in the hill side when they go outside to play). Pinkalicious is a great, realistic young girl, and she just wants to help out, but she sometimes doesn’t think things through completely – sounds like a lot of kids. 😉 This is a very nice book for Thanksgiving because it talks about being Thankful and also shows that even though you make mistakes, it’s trying to help that matters.

Activities and Resources-

There is a pull out poster right in the book! It is one that you can fill out. There are word boxes to fill out with prompts like “Thanksgiving is…” and “On Thanksgiving I like to…: and even a spot to draw your Thanksgiving dinner!

There are also Thanksgiving stickers and dinner place cards that you can fill out and tell each person something you are thankful for.

I found this cute craft on (CLICK HERE TO GO TO IT). It is a turkey craft and you write on each feather something you are thankful for.


You can read a sample of the book at HarperCollins website HERE.

There is always a TON of things to do at the Pinkalicious website click HERE.

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26 replies

  1. Sounds great Erik! I love the modern message not to strive for perfection. It’s okay to get things wrong.

  2. This book sounds perfect for Thanksgiving. I Like the craft where one writes things to be thankful for on his feathers.

    This is one Thanksgiving book I’ll be taking out of the library. 🙂

  3. I am not usually a Pinkalicious fan, but I love the, ‘we all make mistakes’ message here.

  4. Yes, no one is perfect, that’s for sure! I’ve heard about Pinkalicious, but it’s my first time taking a closer look. I’m so glad they remembered to mention thankfulness in the story, too, since that is what Thanksgiving is all about! Hope you have a good celebration, Erik.

  5. Lovely message about being thankful. I need to look at a Pinkalicious book, because I think of pink lemonade when I hear the title.

  6. I’m not a big Pinkalicious fan, but my little girl readers are ALL big fans, so i get to learn all about her escapades. This one sounds pretty cute. I’m sure I’ll be checking it out soon! And how fun that it has all the goodies inside!

  7. Here! Here! For imperfect holiday cooking Erik!

  8. Thanks for the review, Erik. I just saw this book online yesterday and was hoping someone would review it!

  9. Mom always loves Pinkalicious books, I love the paper turkey, and I would like to eat it. Paper is delicious!

    Love and licks,

  10. I’m all in for TG books, too, Erik! Thanks for highlighting this one!

  11. A great pick. My son made a Thanksgiving Turkey at preschool this week. We’re still not 100 percent sure of some of the things he was thankful for. 🙂 I signed up for the videos. Cute comedic timing! Good luck with this.

  12. This DOES look cute – and I love when they have activities in it. Thanks for this, Eric!

  13. Cute book and great message for this time of year. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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