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Hardcover | 32 Pages | 8.5" x 11"

Periwinkle Smith and the Big, Pink Spot

Periwinkle Smith and the Big, Pink Spot

By: John and Wendy — autograph available

Regular price $14.95 USD
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With her tutu on, Periwinkle Smith can do ANYTHING!

Periwinkle Smith is a fiercely independent girl. There’s nothing she can’t do: hit a home run, climb the highest tree; fight off enemy pirates; or paint a whole zoo in her room. She can conquer the world—so long as she has on her twirly, whirly white tutu. But when the unthinkable happens and her tutu is ruined, will Periwinkle’s can-do attitude be enough to save the day?

A little girl with a lot of spunk, Periwinkle Smith is sure to jump, twirl, and pirouette her way right into your heart.

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8.5 x 11 inches

40 pages

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

Dedicated to Literacy

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Periwinkle Smith and the Big, Pink Spot Reading

Jump! Twirl! Pirouette!

Every kid has that one article of clothing they never want to take off: a superhero cape, a princess dress, a cowboy hat. For Periwinkle Smith, it's her tutu!

Ballet-lovers will instantly identify with Periwinkle's love for her tutu—and her determination to wear it no matter what the circumstance!

Celebrate creativity!

Periwinkle Smith is an artist. Her paintbrush is almost always in hand, and she can create art from anything! Little artists are sure to be inspired by Periwinkle Smith, a powerful role model who teaches us that even a mistake can turn into a beautiful work of art!

Promotes Problem Solving!

Periwinkle Smith has never met a problem she can't find a solution to—even if finding that solution takes longer than she might like. A determined girl who won't take no for answer, Periwinkle is a role model for not letting a few hiccups stop you from trying!

Readers' Favorite Gives Periwinkle Smith 5 Stars!

"Periwinkle Smith and the Big Pink Spot by John and Wendy is a delightful book for young girls.

Periwinkle's favorite clothing is her white tutu, which makes her feel powerful. She can dance, jump, climb trees, fight pirates . . . Then disaster strikes. Periwinkle knows she has to find a solution. But how can she solve this problem and get her confidence back?

John and Wendy show us that we can find creative solutions to our problems when we look at them differently.

Little girls will love Periwinkle and be inspired to believe in themselves and their abilities."—Susan van der Walt, Readers' Favorite

About the Author and Illustrator

John & Wendy can't sit still. Not only do they create pretty pictures, write and illustrate children's books, take photos, and play music in their band Sugar Syndicate, they still find time to explore the city, read PG Wodehouse and Gerald Durrell on the subway, volunteer at the Central Park Zoo, and play with the cats. You can often find them chatting up dogs on the street. John & Wendy live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
My granddaughter loves these books

I met Brooke at a holiday fair and I bought both the Periwinkle books for my granddaughter. She absolutely adores them. The illustrations and story are beautiful.

Adorable book with beautiful illustration

My 5 year old loves this book! It has a wonderful message that is easy for children to grasp.

My kids love Periwinkle

This book is beautifully illustrated and fund to read with the whole family before bed. Particularly noteworthy for my kids is how Periwinkle is able to rise up and overcomes challenges. I thoroughly recommend.

Loved Periwinkle!

When I was teaching preschool 40 years ago there were few books that showcased girls let alone such a feisty and creative girl like Periwinkle. The vocabulary was fun. The theme of never give up seamlessly flowed through the entire book. It showed in many strong ways that being upset isn't all that bad. I especially loved the part where Periwinkle was able to see the "spot" as an asset. If I were teaching this would be in my class library for sure. It would make a great gift to a daughter or granddaughter. Actually, boys should read this too! I think this would be the type of book a child would like to have read to them over.

Katie Petruzziello
A fun, upbeat book with a message about positive thinking!

When Periwinkle Smith gets a stain on her favorite white tutu, she tries and tries to remove it to no avail. Instead of giving up, she changes her mindset and decides to look on the bright side and make the spot into a beautiful design. My daughter related to Periwinkle Smith's love of tutus and her spunky personality and really enjoyed hearing how she resolved her issue in a very positive way. I know I'll be reminding her of this story the next time she "ruins" something of hers! This is a great book with playful narrative and engaging illustrations - highly recommended