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Patrick wakes up one day to find he's turned pink. But boys can't be pink! Feeling teased and left out, Patrick runs away in search of pink playmates. Patrick soon learns that friendship is never black and white, but that real friends will accept you just as you are.

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"One sunny morning Patrick woke up to find he had turned bright pink."

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  • But I'm a boy," he shouted. "AND BOYS CAN'T BE PINK!
13th April '19
I read it to aiwilford aged 7 aged 7 & to mrwilford aged 5 aged 5
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
5 stars
This book is great!! It's about a penguin who wakes up one day and he was pink! He was so embarrassed and all his school mates made fun of him. So he travelled to Africa to be with the flamingos. The book has a great morale to the story about being true to yourself and not worrying about being different. I feel this is an important message to tell my kids. They loved the book. My girl loved that the penguin was pink as it's her favourite colour and my boy loved the end when everything turns out well. 
15th April '19
I read it to Olivia2016 aged 3 aged 3 & to Amelia2018 aged 9 months aged 0
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
5 stars
My children loved this story about Patrick the penguin who woke up completely pink!
It was a fabulous book full of wonderful pictures and my girls were highly entertained learning about Patrick!
15th April '19
I read it to Beach20 aged 4 aged 4 & to Beach09 aged 2 aged 2
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
5 stars
Great story about Patrick the penguin that woke up pink. Unfortunately Patrick has a tough time from his peers due to his different colour. 
Patrick went on an adventure to join other pink birds.
The story is heart warming and gets an important message across about the importance of tolerance and that it is good to be different. 

The illustrations are bright and add to the enjoyment of the story
15th April '19
I read it to Harley14 aged 4 aged 4
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
5 stars
My 4 year old son really liked this book it showed him its OK to be different but no matter what we are all the same
23rd April '19
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
5 stars
Pink! is a brilliant book about a penguin who is worried about being judged by his classmates after he turns pink as boys can't be pink in his opinion. The children were excited to read this story as they liked that it looked very pink as a lot of them said it was there favourite colour and they found it amusing to see a pink penguin. I think it's fantastic that this story shows a stereotype which is easy for the children to understand and it got them thinking about whether a boy should be allowed to be, wear or have pink. Some of them thought it was fine for a boy to be pink but some of them thought it was funny! This is a great way for the children to see that not everyone is going to judge you even if you think you look silly and that you should just be happy to be yourself although I'm sure this would be an aspect of the story that slightly older children would understand as it's not something a three year old thinks about. I like how we got to see Patrick find out for himself that he is good enough and can be perfectly happy pink as it really showed us how he grew as a character throughout the book. I think Patrick is a great character for the children to see as he is allowed to make his own decisions but we still get to see the consequences of his actions. The illustrations in this book are fantastic and I love how Patrick is made to stand out on each page as on most pages he's the only thing that's pink and the children loved the pictures of the fun cartoon looking animals and especially the pink as as mentioned, pink is a lot of theirs favourite colour. Pink is a book that the children loved, such a fantastic story with a great message and it didn't disappoint with being very pink! 
16th April '19
LA12 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
4 stars
A penguin called Patrick wakes up one day to find he's turned pink. Worried that he will be teased by the other penguins, he leaves to find some flamingos to fit in with. Patrick quickly learns that friendship is never black and white and that real friends will accept you just as you are. The story challenges stereotypes such as boys liking pink and doctors being female. Leo loved the brightly coloured illustrations.
13th April '19
I read it to Aidan4 aged 4 aged 4
Pink!: What's a penguin to think when he wakes up PINK? 9781999903329
3 stars
The picture where nice and colourful. My son enjoyed the book but I felt the message was a bit mixed as his friends are mean to start with about him being pink.
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About Lynne Rickards

Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and now lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She grew up writing and illustrating her own stories and actually went to art school at 18 to study illustration. However, she decided she was much happier writing the stories and loves to see artwork in her books, knowing it's so much better than anything she coul...

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Margaret Chamberlain is the author-illustrator of Please Don't Torment Tootsie and Mimi and Moochie. She has illustrated many children's books over the last twenty years and has worked with Walker and Bloomsbury, amongst others. She divides her time between Lyme Regis and London....

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