Colors are for everyone — all colors, for all people — as this book matter-of-factly states, which is a simple message that reassures children that they are free to enjoy what they like without shame or embarrassment. Yellow is for crowns, blue is for uniforms, orange is for popsicles, and purple is for unicorns. Pink is for boys and girls, and so is this book!
~ Eight Cousins
Holiday Pick 2018— From Holiday Picks 2018
An empowering and educational picture book that proves colors are for everyone, regardless of gender.
Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow.
Parents and kids will delight in Robb Pearlman's sweet, simple script, as well as its powerful message: life is not color-coded.
About the Author
Robb Pearlman is the author of many books, including Pink Is for Boys, Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel, Groundhog's Day Off, Passover Is Here, and others. He grew up in New York City and now lives in New Jersey with his husband and puppy dog Oscar.
Eda Kaban has illustrated many popular books for children, including Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days, and Robb Pearlman's Pink Is For Boys. Born and raised in Turkey, Eda now lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, small son, and two Siamese cats.
"[C]haracters are bundles of mischievous, untrammeled energy, with mouths wide open in expressions of infectious and very toothy joy."—Publishers Weekly
"The message doesn't just drive but serves as the whole vehicle for this manifesto against linking gender with particular colors. As a component in a gender-centric storytime, this has a role."—- Booklist