Pinkalicious: Soccer Star (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Victoria Kann (Author) Victoria Kann (Illustrator)

Pinkalicious: Soccer Star (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann brings young readers on a pinkatastic glove-trotting adventure!

Pinkalicious and her soccer team, the Pinksters, are ready for their first soccer match! When their opponents, the Ravens, show up, they make fun of the Pinksters' pink soccer ball. The ball gets kicked off the field, forcing Pinkalicious to chase after it. Pinkalicious' unicorn Goldilicious just happens to be waiting for her in the crowd and sweeps up Pinkalicious for a pinkatastic journey around the world.

Beginning readers will enjoy the pinkerrific adventure in this Level One I Can Read, perfect for soccer stars and Pinkalicious fans who are learning to sound out words and sentences.

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PreS-Gr 2—Gilbert's pesky loose tooth comes out on the playground during a kickball game. He thinks it is safely tucked into his pocket and looks forward to his visit from the tooth fairy. Unfortunately, there's a hole in his pocket. Lewis, another opossum in his class, finds the tooth and puts it in his own pocket. While getting ready for bed, Gilbert makes the heartbreaking discovery and Mom suggests writing a note to the tooth fairy explaining the events of the day. Meanwhile, Lewis proudly puts the tooth under his pillow, thinking he will trick the tooth fairy. This easy reader has three short chapters with charming half- and full-page illustrations. The digitally created art has watercolor enhancements. In the second book, Pinkalicious reveals her love of soccer and the wonderful pink soccer ball she received from her dad. Her team name is the Pinksters and, at the latest game, the team is losing, even with the pink ball. Their opponents are the Ravens (dressed in black, of course). Nothing is going right for the team until Goldilicious (the unicorn) sweeps Pinkalicious away from the field and takes her on a quick world tour to observe girls playing soccer in Egypt, Spain, China, and Italy. She gleans enough information to help the Pinksters win the game. The illustrations are bright and appealing. The descriptive language is rhythmical and full of wordplay. Kann's computer-generated collage pictures are bold and appealing and will draw readers into the story. Beginning readers with a passion for pink will want to add this one to their pinktastic list.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN

Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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"In this Level 1 I Can Read book, our girl Pinkalicious does soccer as only she can—with a pink ball and her friends on the Pinksters."—Brightly

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 20, 2012
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading
BISAC categories
JUV039000 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | General
JUV030000 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV032150 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Soccer
Library of Congress categories
Soccer stories
Soccer players
Readers (Elementary)

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