Thursday, September 8, 2016
Book Review - The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem
About the Book
Facing fears has never been so much fun! Join best friends Bitterly, Abyssma and Belladonna as they start a new year at Fright School.
As young "Frights", they will learn how to chase away the fears of little human girls by entering their dreams and teaching them how to overcome their nightmares. But Bitterly, the most promising "Fright", must face the school bully and some nightmares of her own. Creators Laura and Jake Gosselin offer an empowering book series for girls and young readers that presents the challenges of childhood through the thrilling and magical world of The Pinkaboos.
My Take on the Book
The Pinkaboos are in school. Fright School is run by their teacher Miss Viper. She teaches them about magic and when to use it, how to tangle zombie's legs, and much more. The little frights must take quizzes on their lessons and only when they are totally ready will Miss Viper give them a little girl who has nightmares . At that point the little fright must enter the dream and help the child overcome their fear(s).
Bitterly has a little girl named Molly to help. Molly is afraid of giants and the dark. Bitterly learns that giants hate the dark too so Molly is able to use this knowledge to over come her fear.
Most children grow up with fears. How they are able to get rid of them often depends on the adults around them. I think these Pinkaboo stories are great avenues for adults and children to discuss nightmares and fears. The book may just open up that avenue for a good discussion.
As in the other Pinkaboo stories the authors have included short biographies of the main characters at the end of the book. There is also a recipe for "wormy cupcakes", the history of giants, and some advice on how to overcome fears.
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