Not only do I read books, but I love books (especially children’s books), and I bet you do, too!

Pink Me Up

Posted: April 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Picture Books | 208,476 Comments »

Fellow library school student Jennifer K. pointed out Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper to me, and I’m so glad she did.

Cover of Pink Me Up!

I’ll start off by saying that I’m tired of all the princess, fairy, diva, and generally “pink” clap-trap marketed to young girls today, but this picture book is really about the special relationship between a girl and her father.  Although our protagonist loves pink, she is not timid, demure, or delicate.

As the book opens, Violet is excited for her “special Mama-and-me day” at the Pink Girls Pink-nic.  But when Mama wakes up with spots on her face, too sick to take her daughter to the big event, Violet throws herself on the floor and proclaims, “Today is the worst day EVER!”

Daddy steps in and offers to take her, but Violet shares some important information with her father – “Boys are NOT pink!”  But Daddy is not discouraged, and gets dressed for the occasion in a pink necktie.  Then Violet helps pink him up.

“We draw polka dots on Daddy’s shirt.  We tape stripes to Daddy’s pants.  We wrap paper on Daddy’s shoes.  We put stickers on Daddy’s jacket.”

And despite his daughter’s preconceptions about gender and color, Daddy is the hit of the pink-nic!  The mothers ooh-and-aah over him, and Violet finds that “now all the girls want to PINK UP their daddies, just like me.”

I found this to be a touching story about the love of a father for his daughter (maybe because even though I know he loves me, I’m quite sure my own father would never have let me pink him up – sorry, Dad!).

208,476 Comments on “Pink Me Up”

  1. 1 子宝サプリ said at 1:40 pm on December 10th, 2016:


  2. 2 exercicios para celulite said at 1:50 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Adiposidade exercicios para celulite
    é uma característica genética , prevalecentemente
    do sexo feminino , que pode começar a desenvolver-se em qualquer
    momento, depois início da puberdade Seu desenvolvimento é comumente associado com a prenhez e podem ocorrer nas ancas , quadris
    , coxas , abdômen ou braços.

  3. 3 said at 1:51 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Unquestionably imagine that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to understand of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked at the same time as other people consider
    worries that they just do not realize about. You managed to hit
    the nail upon the top and also defined out the entire thing without having side effect ,
    people could take a signal. Will likely be back to
    get more. Thanks

  4. 4 there are explanations said at 1:55 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    I am really delighted to glance at this blog posts which includes plenty of useful information, thanks for providing such information.

  5. 5 Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap said at 1:56 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Note: A player receiving a ball should always have the two hands in front of the specifying trunk with fingers and rise.”In turn, I think that will lead to fewer strikeouts. It was known as much time that the baseball is a play of hook, and equips it which hook of plays the best of will victory usually. Louis CardinalsLee Smith was a dominating, and intimidating presence on the mound. Many young players do not turn their foot of pivot by full 90 degrees to their target. These come with detailed

  6. 6 informative post said at 2:01 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    how do i start a blog to share my ideals?.

  7. 7 Sasquatch tickets 2017 said at 2:01 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Sasquatch is one thing to seem forward to. This four day music festival
    will take spot in the gorgeous surroundings of the Gorge.

  8. 8 Stephany said at 2:01 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking a
    few minutes and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot
    and never seem to get anything done.

  9. 9 keyword said at 2:01 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Wonderful web site. Lots of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you in your effort!

  10. 10 Cheap Viagra said at 2:23 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Hi there to all, the contents present at this site are genuinely amazing
    for people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  11. 11 concealed carrier reviews said at 2:25 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Terrific article! This is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared across the net.
    Shame on the seek engines for not positioning this post higher!
    Come on over and talk over with my web site . Thanks =)

  12. 12 said at 2:27 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    I really love your website.. Great colors & theme.

    Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own personal website and want to find out where you
    got this from or what the theme is named. Thanks!

  13. 13 this site said at 2:37 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    It’s actually very complex in this active life to listen news
    on Television, thus Ijust use internet for that purpose, and take the most recent information.

    Also visit my web-site; this site

  14. 14 Kapanlagi.Com said at 2:37 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    selena gomez dan justin bieber tidur bersama
    kabar terbaru aliando
    berita terbaru saipul jamil
    cinta elif
    fatin hari ini
    irena justine
    ria ricis

  15. 15 ree gold for mobile strike said at 2:38 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Now I am going aաay to do my breakfast, afteer having my breakfast coming over again too read more news.

    My homepage ree gold for mobile strike

  16. 16 Kenneth said at 2:43 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Because the admin of this web site is working, no uncertainty very rapidly it will be renowned, due to its quality contents.

  17. 17 hotels in Saigon Vietnam said at 2:45 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article post.
    I like to write a little comment to support you.

  18. 18 {micropigmentacion online said at 3:02 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you
    get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything
    you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so
    any help is very much appreciated.

  19. 19 gulvafslibning priser said at 3:07 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    A little bit like reducing grass, you will need to have
    two various sanders to complete the ground sanding position. Just one is for the main parts and the other for about the edges.

  20. 20 free physic hotline number said at 3:07 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    I’m usually to blogging and i really admire your content.
    The article has really talks my interest. I’m going to save your
    site and also keep checking for brand new information.

    My weblog :: free physic hotline number

  21. 21 sac louis vuitton delightful monogram said at 3:08 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    si tous les chatons du mone commençaient à se rebeller, je compterai près de 80 millions de morts (au moins !)

  22. 22 Addrianna said at 3:10 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    I visited many sites however the audio quality for audio songs existing
    at this wweb pqge is really marvelous.

  23. 23 real psychic readings said at 3:11 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Great site. Your blogs are very fascinating and I’ll tell my friends.

    Here is my page – real psychic readings

  24. 24 Kristen said at 3:13 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or
    advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring
    to this article. I want to read more things about it!

    Also visit my blog post … Kristen

  25. 25 international reserve system registration said at 3:21 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  26. 26 Essie said at 3:21 pm on December 10th, 2016:

    The meta-analysis included datya from recent studies that found a connection between adverse cardiovascular events and testosterone treatment.

    Here is my webpage – testosterone replacement therapy cost in india (Essie)

Leave a Reply