Tag Archives: family values

New Book – Pinky Visits the Circus

12 Apr
Book Cover

Book Cover

As a youngster, one of my fondest memories was a family outing to see the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus at Boston Garden. My brothers and I were mesmerized by all of the exotic animals, the daredevils and the skilled performers of the flying trapeze and high-wire. It was my first introduction to the art of Aerial Silk, and to this day many years later, I am still enthralled with the men and women who gracefully entwine themselves in fabric while doing acrobatic feats high in the air.

In my latest book, Pinky Visits the Circus, those same circus acts that wowed me as a child also leave Pinky, her brother Peter and her friend Mary in awe. Just like every other Pinky Frink book, an adorable story with brightly colored illustrations are enhanced by the rhyming verbiage. Along with the big cats, elephants, horses and circus clowns, their are appearances in the book by jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats plus all of the traditional circus aerial acts. Young readers can share the joy and awe experienced by Pinky, her family and her friend as they watch the performance under the big top!

Pinky and I share similar levels of excitement about the circus, so we made a video together to announce the release of Pinky Visits the Circus. We certainly hope you enjoy our short video and invite fans to contact Pinky via email to PinkyFrink@grannyjsplace.com – Pinky will try to respond to each email with 48 hours!

Pinky Frink Book Club Coming Summer 2013

13 Mar

I am so excited to share this news with all of the Pinky Frink fans out there! The day I created Pinky, she became an integral part of my life. Besides being a great kid who is devoted to her family and cherishes her friends, she is truly a fantastic role model for youngsters.

The addition of the Pinky Frink Book Club will enable young children to expand their venues for engaging in learning activities and playing educational games in a safe, juvenile-friendly environment.  While club members will have access to coloring pages, interactive games and puzzles, read a-long books and learning materials, there will never be any member-to-member interaction of any sort, thereby preventing predation.

Best of all, membership in the Pinky Frink Book Club is FREE, and that membership gives the child access to tons of learning fun that helps promote literacy, communication, thought processing and motor skills.  Though a very inexpensive paid level of membership (Super Adventure Members), the free level of membership will be rich in quality learning entertainment.

Super Adventure Members will receive discounts on special items (Pinky Frink books, Pinky Frink gear & Pinky Frink clothing) plus have access to Adventure videos (Pinky Frink cartoons) and interactive versions of all Pinky Frink books.

I will update posts here on this site to announce when the beta version of the Pinky Frink Book Club launches. At that time you will be able to register for free membership.

Pinky Frink Stars in Her First Video!

8 Mar


How exciting is it to have your creation, the character you’ve written countless stories about, star in her first video? I can honestly say it just tickles me PINK! I am just so thrilled with how the video clip turned out and as a person who has always promoting literacy and reading to kids at a very early age, I am ecstatic that I have a new tool to introduce Pinky to wee ones and parents alike.

The video launched just in time for Pinky’s next adventure book, Pinky’s Special Present, which is scheduled for release by the end of this month. I want to thank all of the Pinky Frink fans out there – you make my world and Pinky’s a wonderful place to be!

Pinky Outlines Healthy Habits for Kids

4 Sep

How do you respond to a child when they question why they should have water in lieu of a sugary beverage? What do you say when your youngster wants to surf the net without supervision? How do you relay to kids the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, following safety rules and proper hygiene?

In her latest book, “Pinky’s Healthy Habits“, the author provides young audiences with healthy practices and approaches for living a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the cute rhyming verses, main character Pinky Frink details why she follows the guidelines laid down by her parents. From the snacks she chooses, to the safety measures she follows and in all her daily practices, Pinky outlines the importance of eating healthy foods, maintaining proper hygiene, getting plenty of exercise and taking steps to insure her safety.

We all know that the healthy habits children learn in their early years stay with them for a lifetime. “Pinky’s Healthy Habits” promotes proper hygiene, a healthy diet, the benefits of exercise and children’s safety, all in a fun rhyming story that will engage juvenile readers. In addition to general healthful habits, the storyline also depicts regular activities that help Pinky to become a well-rounded individual.

The book is available both in print and digital formats from the following booksellers:

Pinky Visits the Zoo – Animals, Facts and Fun!

5 Aug

In her latest adventure, Pinky Visits the Zoo, Pinky Frink makes a visit to the local zoo with friends and family for a fun-filled day of learning about animals. In this adorable, rhyming story, Pinky and her friend Mary gain knowledge about many different wild animals touring the exhibits while accompanied by their mothers. The girls have great fun when the zookeepers provide them with tidbits to feed some of the wildlife, and Pinky gets surprised when a lorikeet lands on her shoulder in the bird sanctuary.

Elephants at the zoo

As with all of Pinky Frink’s Adventures, this one finds a well-mannered main character heeding her mother’s requests and behaving appropriately. Pinky helps her mother load up the car, spread out their picnic blanket and even assists her baby brother Peter. With her best friend, Mary Frack, they go from exhibit to exhibit, picking up interesting animal facts along the way.

The illustrations in this book are quite colorful; the animal facts are interesting and fun while the rhyming storyline includes subtle hints regarding parental authority, family values and responsibility. Early juvenile audiences, from young toddlers to early elementary, will enjoy Pinky’s latest adventure spending a day at the zoo. Parents will appreciate how the bright graphics grab their young one’s attention while the storyline depicts well-behaved children gaining knowledge about wildlife, all while having a fun-filled day.

The book is available in perfect-bound paperback, as well as in digital format for PC, Nook®, Kindle® and at the iBookstore®.