Complementary Colors: Aqualicious by Victoria Kann
I WAS COLLECTING SHELLS. I FOUND A SHELL AND HELD IT NEXT TO MY EAR SO I COULD LISTEN TO THE SEA.
ON HEARING THE OCEAN, I HEARD A LITTLE VOICE INSIDE THE SHELL.
"PUT ME DOWN! I'M TRYING TO NAP!"
If anyone is going to find a miniature mermaid inside a conch, it's going to be Pinkalicious.
Pinky is amazed to see a merminnie, who introduces herself as Aqua and volunteers that, although she likes Pinkalicous's pink beach attire, she prefers blue. This is a find that Pinkie just has to share with her little brother Peter!
Peter and Pinky are inspired to build a lavish sand castle for Aqua. To return the favor, little Aqua offers to teach the two to surf, but before they can venture out to the breakers, a seagull swoops down and scoops up the tiny merminnie. It's up to Peter and Pinkalicious to do something!
"HURRY,,, BEFORE SHE IS MERMINNIE MINCEMEAT!" CRIES PINKALICIOUS.
But all's well that ends well, as Peter snatches up a mussel and throws it at the gull, in Victoria Kann's just published latest in her top-selling series, Aqualicious (Pinkalicious) (HarperCollins, 2015). A day at the beach and a mermaid encounter is sure to be a hit with fans of Pinkalicious and her doughty brother Peter, especially when the story is packaged in a sparkly, textured cover and includes a visit to an aquarium where Aqua performs as a star of the bareback seahorse act. As always, Pinkalicious sees the world through rose-colored glasses, and it's a sunny finish to another engaging fantasy tale just right for beach time.