Flora and the Flamingoby Molly Idle
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
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,/b>… See more details below
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A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
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!
And coming this October! Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship in Flora and the Penguin.
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
BookPage Best Books of The Tear"
This delightful romp... will appeal to flamingo and ballet fans alike." - School library Journal, starred review"
The simplicity and elegance of each drawing is awe-inspiring." - Sweet on Books"
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"
Shows the power of friendship." - Mother-Daughter Book Club"
Seamless and dynamic visual storytelling" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
One of my favorite books of 2013" - Colby Sharp, Sharpread"
Like a classical music masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and cuminates with great power."Young Children"
Irresistible." - San Francisco Chronicle"
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"
I was entirely swept away." - Design of the Picture Book"
Flora and the Flamingo is so perfect there really are no words to describe it." - Virgina Beach Public Library"
Fanciful and beautiful." - Reading Today"
A great story of friendship and forgiveness." - Erik, age 11, ThisKid ReviewsBooks.com"
An absolute delight."School Library Journal Extra Helping"
A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling.. as emotional as it is visual" - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal Blog
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- 9.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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"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
"Seamless and dynamic visual storytelling" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Meet the Author
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.
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A young girl picks a flamingo as a dance partner. When the girl does a move wrong, the flamingo laughs at her. The flamingo realizes the girl’s feelings are hurt, and he apologizes. Then the dance continues! Why I liked this book – First of all, just look at the illustrations! Some of the pages have flaps or fold-outs that make “reading” the book more fun. When you look at the book you can hear the music Flora and the flamingo are dancing to in your head. Just from the illustrations you know how the characters are feeling and what they are thinking. This is a great story of friendship and forgiveness. **Note I got a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
My daughter was somehow able to purchase this book on the nook even though I have it password locked. It is a lovely, wordless story of a little girl and a flamingo dancing together. The illustrations are cute and the emotions of the characters are conveyed very well. No need for words in the picture book. However, on the nook the illustrations were so small it was a complete waste of money.
I found Flora & the Penguin at the Eric Carle Museum & fell in love with the illustrations. We looked for it at our library and found this one, which my daughter & I loved. As an artist, I am just in awe at the powerful, smart & beautiful story-telling of this book; with no words, it tells the complete story. Idle has such a distinct style - can't gush enough about her artistic flair. The book looks like it's on a stage & the interactions between the characters are layered, clever and engaging. Will be buying this for my daughter's birthday & Flora & the Penguin for Christmas.