Marco Flamingo [NOOK Book]


Marco is a regular flamingo who wants to travel North for the winter. Find out what happens when he experiences snow and cold for the first time.

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Marco is a regular flamingo who wants to travel North for the winter. Find out what happens when he experiences snow and cold for the first time.

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Marco the Flamingo is curious about where the snowbirds come from. They tell him it is cold and miserable and basically where he lives is paradise. But that isn't enough for Marco. One day he heads North. Of course the implication is that he'll freeze and want to return to the warm South, but this beautifully illustrated book takes a twist. With more illustration than words, the readers/viewers of this book are drawn into the joy Marco finds in skiing and skating and enjoying the cold North. Not only does he not freeze, he sends a postcard not from the warm South to the cold North, but from the North to the South expressing his joy. While the whole book elicits a smile the final twist, which I won't divulge, even more so. A wonderful book.
—Carolyn R Scheidies
Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
Marco the flamingo anxiously awaits the return of the migrating snow birds. He is the only one! The other flamingoes are annoyed by the snow birds, but Marco is very curious about them. He asks birds from geese to ducks about what they left behind. They all tell him invariably that he does not want to know. Marco does some reading, then decides first thing in the morning to fly north. After a long flight, his tired, frozen wings give out and he lands in a huge pile of snow. Marco takes a look around in wonder. He loves the snow. Quirky illustrations show Marco thoroughly enjoying what the ducks and geese left behind. He makes snow angels, ice skates, snowboards, makes a snowman, ice fishes, and skis. Then, Marco writes home to tell his friends how much he loves the snow, and this is a great reminder that what one abhors another finds enchanting. Apparently, Marco is not the only tropical animal curious about winter. We find him sledding with an alligator while monkeys, elephants and a giraffe play in the background. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621670766
  • Publisher: Raven Tree Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/18/2012
  • Series: Marco Flamingo Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 677,967
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    Marco Flamingo is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2009

    Marco is a very entertaining flamingo and certainly knows how to dress for the Northern winters!

    I absolutely love this childrens book. The illustrations are wonderful as well as the adventurous story. I truly believe being a bi-lingual childrens book it will open up the minds of our little ones and show them that learning another language is really fun and exciting!

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    Posted October 29, 2008

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