June 5th, 2012 by Karen
A few days ago, I posted about the upcoming #summerreading party on June 7th. I am super psyched to participate, and I’m also inspired to re-read my favorite summer book of all time: Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes.
Actually, Pinky Pye was the very first book I ever recommended on Kidsmomo (back in our inaugural podcast), and you know what? It’s still AWESOME.
The book is about a family (the Pyes) who go on vacation to a sweet little seaside town and have a sweet little adventure. Yes, I said “sweet little” twice. And that’s because Pinky Pye is just exactly that. It’s not an epic story; it’s not dramatic or spine-tingling or thrilling — it’s quiet and quaint and pleasant… and perfect for a light summertime read!
When the Pyes arrive at their summer cottage, they quickly make a new friend: a little kitten abandoned on their doorstep. Immediately, Pinky shows herself to be an extremely clever cat — doing performances and even typing on Papa Pye’s typewriter! But she really proves herself when she single-handedly solves a mystery and saves the day. Obviously, I won’t give you any details about how she does that; you’ll just have to read the book yourself! You’ll be transported to a nice old-fashioned beach vacation, I promise.
So, now you know my all-time-favorite-number-one-in-my-heart summer book. Leave me a comment and tell me yours!