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Zinnia is a beautiful little pink girl. The only problem is that she lives in a golden world. All the people, even her parents, are golden. When Zinnia goes to school the children laugh at her and tell her that pink stinks.
Zinnia’s self-esteem sinks and she asks her parents about her color. Her dad told her about the Golden Prism that produced all the colors of the world. She set out on a journey to reach this place so she could have a color change. She wanted to fit in. Along the way she met other people that told her to enjoy her uniqueness, her sweet scent, and her ability to stand out.
My favorite part of the book was the artwork. The illustrations are so bold and the various colored characters made each page come alive. Children of the recommended ages 3-8 will love this and enjoy having it read to them. The book’s message is that no matter what people’s opinion is, that doesn’t make it the truth. It’s important to love our differences that make us unique.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by J.C. Benthin
Illustrated by Andy Catling
Ages 3-8 | 34 Pages
Publisher: Kaleidoscope Volcano | ISBN-13: 978-1733990028
Publisher’s Synopsis: Zinnia is the only pink person in a very gold world. After being told that pink stinks by a golden bully, she goes on a quest to get rid of her pink for good. Along the way, Zinnia learns a valuable lesson. Will she embrace her unique pink, or will she change to be just like everyone else?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.C. Benthin has been writing since a young age winning a Father’s Day essay contest with the Kansas City Star justifying “Why my Dad’s the Best Outdoorsman” which won a John Deere Lawnmower and a Weber Grill. She has written Timmy the Time Machine, Pink Princess, and Anything but a Prince for a next-generation interactive children’s publisher. She has also written two young adult novels titled Catapult and Slingshot in The Kingston Chronicles Series. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She resides in Berkeley, California.
For more information, visit https://www.jcbenthin.com/.
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