Book Review: Anything But Pink

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. The opinions in this review are that of my own or of my children.

What happens when Starri's parents do not want her to wear pink? How does she handle it? How do they handle it?


Most girls adore the color pink, but see what happens when Starri's parents say no to anything pink! 

This wonderfully illustrated story about the forbidden color pink will keep little girls turning the pages to see what happens next. 


My review:

This adorable book (written and illustrated by Adelina Winfield and inspired by her granddaughter) teaches children about compromise and autonomy. You'd be surprised how this all began, but in the end it reveals a wonderful parent - child relationship with fun illustrations that bring the book to life. You're able to see that Starri may be a little sassy, but respectful all because she wanted to wear pink. Let's be honest, there's not too many young ladies who DON'T want to wear pink. What is it about this color anyway? 

This book reminded me so much of my own 7 year old daughter. At one point, I HATED seeing everything pink and princess. It's a common favorite color for girls which she truly grew to like on her own. 

My favorite part of the book was when Starri's mom SUGGESTED that she could wear other colors with pink and did not DEMAND that she wear other colors all together. Do you encourage your child(ren) to express themselves in your home? My daughter wore her dress up costumes everywhere for about a year, but that's another story, another blog, another time.

Children are individuals and while it is our job to guide them, it is not our job to deliberately make them into who we think they should be. What's that saying? "Choose your battles wisely". The message is in this book will be appreciated by young girls, mom, and their bond. 

I give this book 5 stars and would recommend this book to families of young readers. 


7 year old girl review

When asked how would she rate the book; 1 - not really, 3 - it's okay, and 5 - It was great, she gave it 10 stars!  I think it's safe to say that she loved the book. When asked what she would have added, she said more pink ball gowns. Cute right?

We will be adding her full review on our youtube channel soon. Look out for updates! 
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