The Problem With Pink: Paulette the Pinkest Puppy In The World by Tim Bugbird
THIS IS A TALE OF A PUPPY, A PUPPY WHOSE NAME IS PAULETTE.
SHE WAS MUCH LIKE HER SISTERS AND BROTHERS,
WITH A DIFFERENCE YOU'D NEVER FORGET.
BUT ONE QUITE REMARKABLE FEATURE
MEANT PAULETTE WAS NEVER IN SYNC.
A TRULY UNUSUAL CREATURE...
PAULETTE WAS TOTALLY PINK!
Kermit the Frog may have pointed out that it's not easy being green, but being pink is no day at the spa either.
Potential puppy adopters think her coat is absurd, totally off-putting. Paulette's family try camouflaging some of the pink with a floppy hat, but Paulette can't see where she's going and keeps piling into things--a trike and then a ladder with an unfortunate painter up top... and wouldn't you know it, his pail of pink paint spills all over her Paulette's mom and the other puppies! They're all as pink as Paulette!
But being pink, even temporarily, gives the rest of the pups a new insight into the color of their fur. They're the same underneath anyway, and after all... it was really sort of fun being pink!
Author Tim Bugbird specializes in quirky characters and oddball plots, and his Paulette, the Pinkest Puppy in the World (Winkler/Make Believe Books, 2014), with its rhyming quatrains and pleasing perky pastel illustrations, is another outside-the-box fanciful tale which will have particular appeal to the pinkanista pup fanciers in the picture book public.