Children’s Book Review: Pink is for Boys By Robb Pearlman – Summer Read-to-Learn Series

PINK IS FOR BOYS

By: Robb Pearlman

Illustrated by: Eda Kaban

Published: June 5, 2016

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Fiction

Your gender doesn’t have to dictate what colors you like. Both of our sons enjoy wearing pink dress shirts or vibrant colored ties. Girls are allowed to choose any color as a favorite, but if a boy says he likes pinks or purples, there is sure to be laughter and jeering.  But, this book isn’t as much about fashion and instead, more about stopping the gender stereotypes early in young children.

Pearlman offers simple verse to take children through the colors of the rainbow and making sure that children find the joy in every color. Whether it’s red race cars or black and white puppies and kitties, colors can be fun for everyone. Kaban’s illustrations are super fun and her characters on the pages are delightful. Even though the book is a paperback, the pages are glossy and a heavy quality.

All the colors are for everyone and you don’t have to stay in the “gender box” to choose your favorite. You can even change your favorite color every day if you want. This book introduces colors to your child early and offers an opportunity for kids to choose any color to be their favorite.

Robb Pearlman – source

Robb Pearlman is the author of many books, including GROUNDHOG’S DAY OFF. Today, his favorite color is blue, but it may be purple tomorrow! He grew up in New York City and now lives in a white and green house in New Jersey with his husband and Oscar, the butterscotch-colored best puppy in the world.

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey and has had a passion for drawing, reading, and monkey bars since a young age. She is the illustrator of a number of books and when she’s not drawing, you can find her climbing rocks or biking the hills of the Bay area. She and her husband live in Oakland, California.

All summer I’ll be sharing books for children and youths that are great choices to keep your children interested in reading and learning. These may be books that encourage reading, play, and kindness as well as keeping kids interested in science and history all while continuing to read. The summer slide is real and teachers will appreciate kids that continue to keep their minds active along with their bodies.

I will be linking up this review on Booking Mama’s regular Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. This is a place for bloggers to share posts related to children’s and YA books. You will find spotlights, reviews, and sometimes even giveaways by clicking HERE, every Saturday.

Other books you may be interested in:

Colorama

Somebunny Loves Me

Duck and Hippo: Lost and Found

One to Ten Squirrel’s Bad Day

Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase this book through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. 

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