About the Book:
Title: Pink is Not a Color
Author/Illustrator: Lindsay Ward
Pub. Date: July 1, 2022
Beagles and Books is thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Pink is Not a Color published by Two Lions/Amazon Publishing. Special thanks to the publisher and Barbara Fisch of Blue Slip Media for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
When Pink discovers that the Primaries and the Secondaries are planning for the Rainbow Extravaganza, she wants to lend a hand. But she wonders why hasn’t she ever heard of this event before?
The Rainbow Extravaganza celebrates all the colors in the rainbow and sadly, Pink is not one of them. The colors still invite Pink to come, but she feels awkward and begins to question her identity. Is she still a color if she is not in the rainbow? I love Ward’s format for Pink speaks directly to the reader sharing her inner thoughts in speech bubbles and the illustrations show Pink’s range of emotions as she grapples with this question.
A confused Pink meets up with other colors and learns that colors mixed with white are called Tints. So is she a color or a tint? Fortunately, Gray sets her straight by taking Pink on a stroll around town to show her how all things pink such as ice cream, art, and toys bring joy. And best of all, pink is a color in the sunrise and sunset. Can’t get any better than that!
The message of Pink is Not a Color is sometimes it takes a friend to help you see your true self-worth. Pink forgot that others don’t decide who she is; she is bubble gum, cotton candy, tutus, bunny slippers, cupcakes, and sprinkles which all bring happiness.
As in Ward, This Book is Gray, Ward’s artwork and page layout is visually appealing to young readers. The colors are adorably drawn adorned with hats, headbands, and rosy cheeks. The witty dialogue is written in speech bubbles. Be sure to visit the front endpapers again, for Ward has included a color glossary defining types of colors and the author’s note explaining the inspiration for the story.
Praise for Pink is Not a Color!
Ward’s cast of colors, pink-cheeked and wearing accessories, speak in color-coded speech bubbles; appropriately, pink hues dominate the exuberant art. A rosy take on selfhood.”
About the Author/Illustrator:
Lindsay Ward is the creator of the Dexter T. Rexter series as well as Between the Lines, Scooper and Dumper, Rosie: Stronger than Steel, This Book Is Gray, Brobarians, Rosco vs. the Baby, and The Importance of Being 3. Her book Please Bring Balloons was also made into a play. Lindsay lives with her family in Peninsula, Ohio with her husband, three boys, one dog, and eight ducks. When she’s not drawing, Lindsay loves to bake. Pink-frosted cupcakes are her favorite. Learn more about her online at www.lindsaymward.com.
Check out activities and more here on Lindsay Ward’s website!