Tag Archives: friendship

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 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:

ABC Fun with Pinky Frink!

28 Aug

Learning games make gaining knowledge fun, and that’s just the case in the new book, “Pinky’s Alphabet Fun”, one of the Pinky Frink’s Learning Books just released. Pinky, along with her faithful friend Mary, embarks to find items throughout her home for each letter of the alphabet. Although they can come up with many words that begin with each letter, the game’s rules restrict them to only those things in her house or out in her yard.

The greatest aspect of this darling story in rhyme is that after reading how Mary and Pinky play their alphabet game, you can engage your child in a similar activity to bolster learning their ABC’s. It is commonly accepted that both subject retention and comprehension significantly increase when the learning task is supplemented with an activity. What better way to learn the alphabet than to associate the letters with the names of items around your own home that your child sees regularly?

Each page in the book contains and alphabet block containing the letter the pals are working with, plus the words for each item are highlighted within the story text. The colorful illustrations emphasize the highlighted words.  This book is highly recommended for young juvenile audiences and will provide countless hours of learning fun.

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

Pinky Frink Helps a Dyslexic Friend

20 Aug

The word dyslexia comes from the the Greek words “dys” (bad, abnormal, difficult) and “lexis or legein” (word and speak) with the following definition:

“a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy”

In the latest Pinky Frink Adventure, “Pinky Helps a Friend“, Pinky assists her friend Mary in overcoming some of the obstacles her dyslexia spawns. When poor Mary becomes disheartened and feels ostracized, Pinky helps her practice her writing and keep her stress levels down.  The two girls lay out a plan to help Mary achieve her goal of obtaining a passing grade on her next spelling quiz. With some guidance from her mother, Pinky  engages Mary in activities to assist her in overcoming her learning challenges.

Throughout the adorable, rhyming story, the author weaves subtle hints about friendship, kindness and family values. The brightly colorful, cute illustrations enhance the tale and will capture any young reader’s eye.

Does Mary pass her spelling quiz? You’ll just have to read this charming children’s book to find out!

You can meet the author by visiting her biographical page on Lulu.com or at Amazon™.

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®.

Pinky’s Happy Holiday – Kids on a Cruise!

26 Jul

How does one enjoy a vacation full of historical sites, water sports, shopping and high sea fun? Why, you go on a cruise – and that’s just what the Frink family does in Pinky Frink’s latest adventure, “Pinky’s Happy Holiday“. In this fun, rhyming tale Pinky has her first experience afloat on the sea. Accompanied by both her parents,  Pinky is kept very busy with lots of fun activities.

A day at the ship’s kids camp results in making a new friend. The family also enjoys many different excursions, including climbing to the top of an Aztec temple, water tubing, kayaking and a swim with the dolphins. On a trip to the waterfall, when Pinky is afraid of the rushing water, she knows she only has to hold on tight to her mother. Of course no vacation would be complete without some shopping time, so Cozumel sees the Frink family go on a shopping trip. Pinky really enjoys getting all decked out for the captain’s dinner on formal night, wearing her pink evening dress with a pink rose in her hair.

When the excitement of the day overtakes poor Pinky, her mother must remind her to settle down, but all in all, she is a mannered, well behaved child. As with all of Pinky’s adventures, this one contains gentle hints about respecting your parent’s authority and acting responsibly.

Every young child will thoroughly enjoy the storyline and the adorable illustrations in “Pinky’s Happy Holiday“! The book is available digitally or in a wonderful, perfect-bound paperback edition.