Kann, Elizabeth

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Kann, Elizabeth

Personal

Born in New York, NY; married; children: two. Education: Graduate of Vassar College, Columbia University, and Albany Medical College.

Addresses

Home and office—Reading, PA. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Physician and children's book author.

Writings

(With sister, Victoria Kann) Pinkalicious, illustrated by Victoria Kann, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2006.

(With Victoria Kann) Pinkalicious the Musical produced in New York, NY, 2007.

(With Victoria Kann) Purplicious, illustrated by Victoria Kann, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2007.

Contributor to periodicals, including Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Go World Travel, and Forum. Contributor to books, including Chocolate for the Woman's Soul, Volume II.

Sidelights

Elizabeth Kann coauthored the children's book Pinkalicious with her sister, illustrator Victoria Kann. In the playful tale, Pinkalicious is a young girl who absolutely adores the color pink. Her clothes are pink, her room is pink, and when her mother makes pink cupcakes, even her food can be pink! Although Pinkalicious finds the pink confection decidedly to her taste, she ignores her mother's warnings and eats so many cupcakes that her skin actually turns pink! Overjoyed at the family doctor's diagnosis of Pinkitis, the girl continue munching on pink cupcakes until her pink tinge darkens to red. When the only cure is to eat green foods, Pinkalicious realizes that there is, indeed, such a thing as too much pink, as well as too much broccoli and cabbage, and too many brussel sprouts, green beans, and peas. "Kann's snappy prose is filled with subtle puns and jokes," remarked one Kirkus Reviews critic in a review of Pinkalicious, while GraceAnne A. DeCandido wrote in Booklist that the Kann sisters bring to life a "fun premise" that will "guarantee an audience" for their pink-crazed young protagonist.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, June, 2006, GraceAnne A. DeCandido, review of Pinkalicious, p. 84.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, July-August, 2006, Deborah Stevenson, review of Pinkalicious, p. 504.

Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2006, review of Pinkalicious, p. 518.

School Library Journal, August, 2006, Erlene Bishop Killeen, review of Pinkalicious, p. 90.

ONLINE

Elizabeth Kann Home Page,http://www.elizabethkann.com (May 14, 2007).

Pinkalicious Web site,http://www.cupcakesforall.com/ (July 10, 2007).