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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!
For more feathery fun, pick up Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and Friends Matching Game or, coming soon, Flora and the Chicks.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
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What People are Saying About This
"A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling.. as emotional as it is visual" - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal Blog
"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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.