Flora and the Flamingo

Flora and the Flamingo

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In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more of this fun flamingo story!

For more feathery fun with the flamingo girls, pick up more preschool wordless books like Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, or Flora and Friends Matching Game.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 44 pages
  • 213 x 261 x 11mm | 450g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Full-colour throughout
  • 1452110069
  • 9781452110066
  • 34,638

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"This delightful romp... will appeal to flamingo and ballet fans alike." - School library Journal, starred review http: //www.reading.org/general/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/reading-today-online/2013/12/11/diverse-and-impressive-picture-books-of-2013#.UrM99uL2JTa "In stunning shades of pink with bright yellow accents, squat little pear-shaped Flora tries to emulate a proud and graceful flamingo. It takes a while for the flamingo to realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when the two reconcile their relationship, a double-page foldout is barely large enough to contain the joy."--Carla Kozak, San Francisco Public Library BookPage Best Books of The Tear New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year "Like a classical music masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and cuminates with great power."--Young Children "An absolute delight."--School Library Journal Extra Helping "I was entirely swept away." - Design of the Picture Book "Fanciful and beautiful." - Reading Today "Shows the power of friendship." - Mother-Daughter Book Club "The simplicity and elegance of each drawing is awe-inspiring." - Sweet on Books "Cinematic, comedic, and balletic."-The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "Flora and the Flamingo is so perfect there really are no words to describe it." - Virgina Beach Public Library "A great story of friendship and forgiveness." - Erik, age 11, ThisKid ReviewsBooks.com "One of my favorite books of 2013" - Colby Sharp, Sharpread "Irresistible." - San Francisco Chronicle "A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling.. as emotional as it is visual" - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal Blog "Seamless and dynamic visual storytelling" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "The seamless grace of the flamingo's dance contrasts humorously with Flora's faltering steps, but by the end of the story, they swoop, plunge and soar together like old ballet partners." - Kirkus Reviews
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About Molly Idle

Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Feature Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she dances through life with her handsome husband, mischievous children, and fabulous family and friends.
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Rating details

4,582 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 41% (1,864)
4 34% (1,543)
3 19% (868)
2 5% (229)
1 2% (78)
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