Monday, May 27, 2019


Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I was excited to join this book blog tour for Michael's Portis' new book, "Pinky Got Out!" partly because I fan of the illustrator's work, but also because after reading about the book, I knew my girls would love to sit and enjoy it with m. Even though my girls have moved on to chapter books, they will still sit before bed on the couch, and have me read them a few picture books, or a couple chapters in a new chapter book. So, when I received this picture book the other day, I couldn't wait for night to come, so that I could get in a few extra snuggles on the couch to share this cute new picture book with them.  

The book is a cute read, and perfect for young children ages 3-7 years old.  As you read through the story, kids will have fun pointing out Pinky, the pink flamingo who tries to hide amongst the different animals in the zoo, as it plans it great escape to be Penny, a little girl who has come to tour the zoo with their class.  Pinky feels a connection to Penny, as if they are "birds of a feather," and this has Pinky following Penny and her class as they walk through the zoo, checking out the different animals. Not only is this a fun seek and find book, but kids will also learn fun animal facts along the way, which I really loved.  And, the illustrations done by Lori Richmond, are playful and fun and really make the story come to life. 

My girls really enjoyed this picture book, and had fun pointing out Pinky as we read through the pages.  They also loved all the animal facts they learned along the way.  And, now they want to plan a trip to the zoo check out the pink flamingos and other animals they saw and learned about in this cute new picture book.  If you are looking for a fun, new picture book to share with your kids, or are planning an upcoming trip to the zoo and want to make it extra special by reading a book in advance, then "Pinky Got Out! by Michael Portis, is a must read with your kids.  We have only had this book for a few days, but I have already read it handful of times with the girls, as they really enjoy it.  And, when we aren't reading it, the girls are grabbing it from the bookshelf to try drawing the different animals featured in the book.

More about the book:

Fans of Tad Hills and Jory John will love this hilarious picture book about Pinky, a flamingo at the zoo who sneakily slips out to join a group of kids on their zoo tour.

Pinky isn't your typical flamingo. He's a real escape artist! When he sees a young girl named Penny and her class touring the zoo, Pinky feels like they're birds of a feather and decides to make a break for it. Penny is the first to spot the flamingo hiding in plain sight. 

One by one, she lets her friends in on Pinky's antics as he tries to blend in with the seals, the meerkats, and even the pandas. Young readers will enjoy trying to find Pinky on every spread and will be curious to discover whether he can actually fly the coop!

Publishers Weekly rave that debut author Michael Portis, “moves the lighthearted story along while deftly incorporating facts about different animal species.”

Crown Books for Young Readers / Ages 3-7
HC: 978-1-101-93298-8 / $17.99 / $23.99 Can. / 40 pages
e-book: 978-1-101-93300-8 / $10.99 / $11.99


About the Author:

MICHAEL PORTIS is a children's book author and illustrator from Studio City, California. He received his MFA in art at
UCLA and is an art director and children's book app designer. Pinky Got Out! is his debut picture book. You can visit him at

About the Illustrator:

LORI RICHMOND (@loririchmond) got out of her studio and explored the Bronx Zoo while making this book. She is the illustrator of several picture books and the author-illustrator of Pax and Blue and Bunny's Staycation. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. You can follow her at

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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