By: Lindsay Ward

Published: July 1, 2022

Publisher: Two Lions


One of my favorite read-aloud books at school is THIS BOOK IS GRAY. While writing it, author Lindsay Ward learned that some scientists don’t consider pink to be a color since pink light doesn’t exist. It’s a blend of red light and violet light. It got Ward thinking about a story involving Pink finding out she is not a color. PINK IS NOT A COLOR is the result and shares Pink finding out that she isn’t part of the rainbow and therefore isn’t considered a color but a tint like Coral, Mint, and Lavender.

Pink just isn’t sure where she fits in and doesn’t feel like she is special at all. But, Gray shows up and convinces her that she is special since she is the color that makes people happy. She is cupcakes and sprinkles, bubble gum, and cotton candy. Who doesn’t love those things?

After some convincing and reminders of all the pink things that people love, Pink finally realizes she isn’t a color in the rainbow but she is an important tint color and brings happiness wherever she goes.

Ward’s illustrations are vibrant and fun and her colors all have their own personalities. This is such a great companion to THIS BOOK IS GRAY that you really must add both to your collection. I can’t wait to take this one to school with me this fall.

Pink made the choice to be happy in her own color and sometimes we all need that reminder to just be ourselves and not let others put us in a box with a label we don’t agree with.

Lindsay Ward is the creator of the Dexter T. Rexter series as well as Between the Lines, Scooper and Dumper, Rosie: Stronger than SteelThis Book Is GrayBrobariansRosco 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

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