Pepita Thinks Pink / Pepita y el color rosado


by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Illustrated by Alex Pardo DeLange

ISBN: 978-1-55885-222-8
Publication Date: 1998
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books

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Pepita’s back! And the young heroine of Pepita Talks Twice/Pepita habla dos veces (a Skipping Stones Honor Book) is as obstinate as ever. Pepita likes green, yellow, blue, red, brown, purple. . . even gray! But she can’t stand pink. And despite the urgings of her friend Mr. Hobbs, her brother Juan, and the rest of her family, Pepita just can’t bring herself to make friends with her new neighbor Sonya, a little girl with a pink dress, pink balloons. . . pink everything. Yuck!

Beautifully illustrated in hues of every color—and yes, lots of pink—the enchanting partnership of Dumas Lachtman and Pardo DeLange works its magic once again.

In the first installment of the series, Pepita discovered how valuable it can be to “talk twice,” to appreciate the marvel of speaking two languages. But in this bilingual book for children aged 3 to 7, she learns how important it can be to think twice, too. More importantly, she learns that the things that make us different from one another are the very things that can make a friendship twice as nice.