Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Victoria Kann
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
When the class takes a trip to the Zoo, Pinkalicious wants to see the pink parakeet that she read about in her bird book. Her teacher, Ms. Penny, warns her that they are very rare, so she shouldn’t be disappointed if she doesn’t see one. Pinkalicious doesn’t see a pink parakeet and is sad. But soon the class realizes that the pink parakeet is in Ms. Penny’s jacket hood! The pink parakeet escapes and Pinkalicious and her classmates searched for it. Then she remembers that her bird book says pink parakeets like fruit and bird baths. They are able to attract the bird and return it safely to its home.
This book will help beginning readers to learn fun facts about a bird that they might not know existed—the pink parakeet! With some adult assistance, this book will help them become more familiar with what facts are in comparison to opinions. Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet is a level 1 I Can Read! book, which means it is has simple sentences and familiar words that beginning readers need to feel independent and confident. Children will be reminded that it’s important to work as a team, just like Pinkalicious’s class did in order to find the pink parakeet and save the day.