EmeraldaliciousYup, you read that right: Emeraldalicious. Just in time for St. Patrick’s day, the fifth hardover picture book in the Pinkalicious series by Victoria Kahn is set to be released on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013. After Pinkalicious (borderline classic), Purplicious (sophomore slump), Goldlicious (bounce-back effort), Silverlicious (about the tooth fairy? I’m not sure I remember this one), and a slew of easy readers, 8×8 paperbacks, and coloring and sticker books, I think I’m ready for a nice solid hardcover again. And the theme does intrigue me: Pinkalicious and Peter go green! Or really, they try to clean up their favorite park which has turned into a garbage filled, litter wasteland.

Emeraldalicious will be released on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

While I’ve always considered Jane O’Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser’s Fancy Nancy the leader in this two horse race for the #1 little girl picture book series of the 21st century, Kahn is doing a pinkerific job keeping pace. I just hope there are cupcakes in this book.