Think Pink by Olga Cossi is an imaginative story that introduces children to the concept of self-control. Through the misadventures of a semifamous duck, they see the problems and consequences that come with acting impulsively and not considering the consequences of their actions.
When Debbie Duck leads the Royal Duck March in the Peabody Orlando Hotel, all the children come to watch. They love to see Debbie leading the procession, and gather round cheering and shouting. But, when Debbie starts "thinking pink" one day, no one knows quite what will happen next. Her heart beats faster, her feathers stand on end, and her eyeballs quiver. She really does start thinking pink and she is unable to control herself.
The sight of a child with a pink ice-cream cone, and the hotel bellman with some pink orchids are just too much for Debbie. She cannot resist the temptations and runs after them. Fortunately, the kindly Duck Master manages to rescue Debbie before she gets into trouble. However, Debbie cannot be watched all the time, especially the day that she sees the procession of pink bridesmaids attending a wedding!
This wonderful tale teaches children the importance of obeying rules. It reminds them to listen to adults, and shows them that this does not prevent them from being themselves. It also helps them to learn more about the Peabody Orlando Hotel and its famous Duck March.
About the Author
Olga Cossi is a professional writer and speaker from California. Previously a newspaper columnist, she now writes numerous articles and children's novels. A world traveler, she speaks French, Italian, and Spanish. Her other children's books include The Magic Box, which was on the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age" 1991 selection list; Orlanda and the Contest of Thieves; and Adventure on the Graveyard of the Wrecks.
By Olga Cossi
Illustrated by Lea Anne Clarke
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
32 pp. 7 x 9
31 Full-color illustrations
ISBN: 9780882899954 hc