Tickled Pink

A picture book by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Lucile Danis Drouot.

Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Lucile Danis Drouot

Filippo can't help that he's pink. He's a flamingo, after all. But Zac the zebra and Poncho the panda aren't having it. They only want to play with fellow black-and-white animals. Filippo is sure he'll never be content without Zac and Poncho's friendship. But what would the world be without pink? There would be no orchids, no sunsets, no strawberry ice cream.

With a little love and encouragement along the way, Filippo sets out to find the value of pink — and of himself. With Tickled Pink, award-winning author Andrée Poulin delivers a fun, heartwarming tale about finding the confidence to be yourself. Illustrator Lucile Danis Drouot highlights Filippo as the only spot of colour in a black and white world, gradually making the journey more vibrant as the little flamingo's confidence — and the reader's — begins to soar. (From Pajama Press)

Andrée Poulin is an award-winning author of more than 30 children's books. She is a former journalist and lives in Gatineau, Que.

Lucile Danis Drouot is a Montreal-based illustrator and designer.

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.