Don’t Drink the Pink, but do you know why? Don’t miss this magical adventure for children, both young and young at heart!
B.C.R. Fegan has done it again! If you haven’t checked out my favorite Fegan book, Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 then you are in for a treat! That book is super fun and it makes me smile, even when the little ones aren’t around! After all, whatever you do, don’t ever look behind door thirty-two!
Just like the latter, this book is written in a poetic ABCB Rhyme Scheme. It flows so well and tells such a cute story. Throughout the book, you can’t help but wonder why you don’t drink the pink. Even a grownup will never guess, needing to know as if it were the key to their problems.
Don’t Drink the Pink
The magic of Fegan’s stories lies in this adorable little book, much like the previous one. I can imagine many conversations to come about the various things you can drink, since we are clearly told: don’t drink the pink!
You’ll go on an adventure, learning about Madeline and her Grandfather’s special birthday surprises. You’ll laugh and so will the little ones, though not always for the same things! I love the looks on the parents faces as Grandfather does what Grandfather’s do: brings birthday gifts Mom and Dad dread!
No worries though, it won’t teach your little one anything bad! It does help with colors, numbers and touches on the realities of growing older. Although it does make it light and there’s happiness, even in the reality. It’s definitely a story that you don’t want to miss. Though at this point, I’m convinced that any of his children’s books are in the can’t miss category!
According to Amazon, Fagan grew up on a hobby farm close to the beaches of Australia. I’ll be honest and say I have no idea what a ‘hobby farm’ is. If you know, please enlighten me. I’ll do some research later I suppose.
Amazon states there that Fagan was inspired by nature and loved ‘weaving his own magic.’ He has certainly done well with the two children’s books that I’ve read thus far.
It also states that along with children’s books, he writes young adult fiction. Personally, I’m more delighted by the fun in children’s books. Fagan certainly creates a fun world and the illustrations by Lenny Wen leave you exploring the pages long after the reading has ceased. On the second read through, the first your far too excited to hear the rest of the story!
A Note to The Author:
I feel obliged to point out, I hadn’t read the Amazon author profile prior to writing anything above the author description so when I read the part about weaving magic, I realized he had truly succeeded. Above, I had started a sentence with ‘the magic of Fegan’s stories’ and I’m even more impressed. Without saying so in his story books, he has done just what he set out to do. He brought his world of magic from his imagination to my living room. Kudos, Mr. Fegan!