Pinkalicious: Message in a Bottle (I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help)

by Victoria Kann (Author) Victoria Kann (Illustrator)

Pinkalicious: Message in a Bottle (I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help)

Pinkalicious and and her friend Molly visit the beach and discover a riddle to solve.

When Pinkalicious and Molly find a message in a bottle, the riddle inside sends them on a pinkatastic adventure! Will the pinktectives solve the mystery?

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious Message in a Bottle is is the first ever Level 2 Pinkalicious story!

Level Two I Can Read books are geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Plus readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peter on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3--The beloved pink-loving character is back, and she has a mystery on her hands. Pinkalicious, who is white, and her best friend Molly, who is Black, have found a pink message in a pink bottle on the beach and are determined to solve the riddle and receive a prize. Donning rose-colored trench coats, the Pinktectives are on the case. Their search leads them to a local garden, the stationery store, and finally, to a rose cottage where they make new friends and are surprised by the riddle's solution. This early reader uses complex sentence structures, stretch vocabulary such as investigate and binoculars, and language play for emerging readers. The series entry will help kids hone their problem-solving skills, and the theme of friendship will resonate with them. Kann's familiar art is bright and fun. The images reinforce the text and will support those learning to decode the words. VERDICT The engaging story will delight fans of the character and newcomers alike, guaranteeing that this won't stay on shelves for long.--Shelley Diaz

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
February 22, 2022
I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV028000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV032060 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Water Sports
Library of Congress categories

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