Cover image for Peterrific

1st ed.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
"Based on the HarperCollins book Pinkalicious written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, illustrated by Victoria Kann."--Title page verso.
Reading Level:
AD 520 L Lexile
Peter loves to build with his blocks. He decides to build a tower that will reach the moon, and he wants to do it all by himself.


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The #1 New York Times bestselling author-artist of the Pinkalicious series, Victoria Kann, is back with an imagination-sparking new book starring Pinkalicious's brother, Peter.

In Peterrific, readers can follow Peter's own adventures as he builds a tower of blocks all the way to the moon.

Peter loves to build with blocks. One day, he decides to build a tower that will reach the moon, and he wants to do it all by himself. Will the moon be made of cheese? Can he catch a shooting star? As Peter climbs higher and higher into space, he discovers he doesn't have a way down! He'll have to figure out what to do next--all by himself.

Author Notes

Victoria Kann is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and teaches Collage Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her collage, mixed media and computer illustrations have been commissioned for magazines, newspapers, book covers, textbooks, advertising, greeting cards, and the internet. She is the author and illustrator of the Pinkalicious series of children's books. She made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 for her title Pink or Treat! She co-authored Pinkalicious, Purplicious, and Pinkalicious: The Musical with her sister Elizabeth Kann.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Peter, younger brother to the star of Kann's Pinkalicious books, moves to center stage in this mild spin-off. "I never get to do anything by myself," he says, explaining that he is going to build a block tower alone-one tall enough to reach the stars. Peter supplements wooden blocks with toys and various household items, and the eclectic structure adds a tacit search-and-find component to the book. Pinkalicious supports Peter's efforts, supplying him with mountains of wooden blocks, a telescope, and a box of crackers "just in case" he discovers that the moon is made of cheese. Proudly surveying the world far below from the top of his completed tower, Peter crows about his newfound independence ("I didn't have any chores in my tower. No one could tell me what to do") until darkness falls and he realizes that he's cold, lonely, and without a way to get down. Peter's ambitious undertaking and the underlying messages about self-confidence and determination should appeal to readers, but the unspirited narration and dialogue don't let his story shine. Ages 4-8. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Review

Bestseller Kann expands her storytelling to include Pinkalicious' younger brother, Peter.Peter is playing with blocks in the living room while his sister reads. Deciding he wants "to build a GIANT tower all by [him]self" for once, he enlists Pinkalicious' help in gathering materials from neighbors. Sending up a basket of crackers along with Peter's telescope, Pinkalicious watches as he piles the blocks higher and higher beneath him. Mommy and Daddy are cross, but Peter keeps on building. At last he sits atop a stratosphere-breaching tower, his family far below and the curve of the Earth clear in the lower horizon. (Caregivers of a psychoanalytic bent will take note of the extremely phallic nature of Peter's enterprise.) But it's lonely at the top, and when Peter realizes he doesn't know how to get down, he eats his crackers and sits down for a cry. Wind comes in the morning along with the convenient recollection that he is "an expert knot tier," so he fashions a parachute and floats back home, where his parents welcome him and tell him he should build a safe tower next time. (So much for manly adventure.) Kann's digital collages mirror the text but do not extend it, eschewing the opportunity to play with the boundary between the real and imagined worlds. Peter and Pinkalicious' white family have all the expressiveness of Playmobil figurines. Petepid. (Picture book. 4-8) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.