The Pinkaboos: Bitterly and the Giant Problem Review and Spotlight

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This is going to be the best year ever for best friends Bitterly, Abyssma and Belladonna as they are starting a new school year at Fright School! As young frights they’ll learn how to chase aware the fears of little human girls by entering their dreams and teaching them how to overcome nightmares. 

But when Bitterly, the most promising fright, is faced with a school bully and some nightmares of her own, she finds help from the last place she expected-the little girl whom she has sworn to protect. Pinkaboos is an empowering new chapter book series for girls and young readers (6-9) that presents the challenges of childhood through the thrilling and magical world of the Pinkaboos. 

Praise for the Pinkaboos chapter books from the author of Monster High: “Facing fears has never been so much fun. The Pinkaboos are ah-dorable!” -Lisi Harrison, author of The Clique, Alphas, Monster High, Pretenders.

(Chapter book for ages 6-9)


I tried reading this with my five year old niece, but after the first chapter, she decided it wasn’t for her. So, as it suggests, the book is for kids six and older.

I think I would have to give this book a 4 star. I liked it, but I wasn’t overly fond of it. It seems a little weird for such young kids, but then again, Monster High is pretty popular, so what do I really know? 😉

I loved the message behind it, though. Bitterly is a Pinkaboo, but she it’s being used as a taunt against her by a bully who went from fright to nightmare. Bullying is a serious problem in schools these days, and it’s important for kids to understand that they shouldn’t let the bullies upset them. They’re perfect they way they are, and I get the feeling that this book will help with that. Just as Bitterly learns to become a fright and accept her title as a Pinkaboo, I think kids will be able to relate to that.

Yes, the tagline is about fighting fear, and I think that’s exactly what this shows.

Would I recommend it to kids in this age group? Yes, if the monsters wouldn’t weird them out.




Laura Gosselin – After receiving her undergraduate degree in English from Cal State University Long Beach in California, Laura Gosselin completed her MFA at Stony Brook Southampton. She has since served as a reporter for a local newspaper in New York, an editor for a national magazine in Vancouver, Canada, as well as senior copywriter for a marketing firm. She currently lives in southern California with her husband and daughter where she works as a creative consultant for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
Jake Gosselin completed his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Toronto before heading to New York where he finished his MFA in English and Writing at Stony Brook/Southampton College of Long Island University. He currently lives in Southern California where he works as an author, freelance writer and website producer for
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