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Flora and the Flamingo

Idle, Molly Schaar (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Flora and the Flamingo


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In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
Authors: Idle, Molly Schaar
Title: Flora and the flamingo
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. :, Chronicle Books,, c2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Molly Idle
Summary: In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a friendship develops between a girl named Flora and a graceful flamingo, as they learn to dance together.
ISBN: 9781452110066
1452110069
Branch Call Number: jE IDLE 2013
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Report This Sep 07, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An incredibly elegant flamingo dances ballet, while a girl imitates its every move. No other book, has captured the beautiful movements so thoroughly. As the child follows along, she stumbles, and realizes that her body is not as lithe as the flamingo's, but the flamingo encourages her to continue, and their dance melts into a duet which ends with a fun splash. The pink sakura blossoms are the only bit of background added, for they add a sense of atmosphere rather than place. Almost everything is done in a delicate pink, the most notable exception being the girl's yellow diving cap. Ballet steps involve movement, so to get a sense of the position start, and end, flaps are used. The entire book is wordless, and this is a good thing because words would have only dragged it down. The illustrations just draw emotions out of you, there is a little humour, joy, and a sweet yearning to join in with them. When it comes to dance, it is always more fun when you have a partner to do it with.

Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • theorobert rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lovely book. Great illustrations. My 3 year old daughter loved it.

Beautiful to touch, a lovely story without words about the joy of dance. Just try to look at it without humming a waltz! Check out the book tralier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOSA8w7F730

Report This Jan 24, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At its heart, Flora and the Flamingo is just an unassuming little story about making a friend. There’s nothing very complicated about that idea. It’s just all in how you present it, baby. Consider this one book that’s not afraid to let clever (yet essentially simple) design and good art do the heavy lifting.

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Report This Jan 24, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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Report This Jan 24, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A single flamingo lands and perches on one leg beneath the falling pink blossoms. It does not notice the single flippered foot that appears behind it nor, at first, the bathing suited little girl that mimics his stance. But when he starts to stretch (or is he dancing?) he can’t help but see how she tries to imitate him, wing for wing. In a moment of cussidness he bleats at her, causing her to tumble head over heel into the water. Chastened, the flamingo offers a wing and the two embark on a fantastic dance, culminating in a joyous leap into the water and an elegant bow and curtsey.

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Report This Jan 24, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Book Trailer for Flora and the Flamingo

Watch how the lift-the-flaps in this book help tell the story of the trials and joys of friendship. Two unlikely friends, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend, learn how to dance in perfect harmony with each other. This wordless picture book will be read over and over again.

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