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Flora and the Flamingo Hardcover – February 5, 2013
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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.
Idle has the mark of the animator all over her.Read more ›
The author, Molly Idle, has provided a book full of images in pinks and yellows and some black and grey. This is a book without words, that allows the child's imagination to run free. Flora, a little girl and a Flamingo meet in dance. The Flamingo strikes poses and so does Flora. As you turn the page, there is a drop down strip that shows the poses the Flamingo and Flora are making. The illustrations are alive, colorful and vivid depicting each pose, each expression as it takes place. Once your children understand the purpose of the book, they will want to try and strike the same pose. This is a great deal of fun watching children make their own interpretation. This book is not just for girls who like ballet, but every child who uses their imagination. And, the parents will have fun joining in. Imagine the big strapping father striking the poses that Flora and the Flamingo make. What a guy! What great fun!
I gave this book to my four year old granddaughter after her first ballet recital. She was so excited to strike the Pisces she remembered and the new poses she found in the book. I have a feeling the entire family will soon be striking poses throughout the house!
Highly Recommended. prisrob 05-10-14
The illustrations are simple but elegantly crafted. Ample white space, framed by trees and blossoms, focus attention on the characters and remove any background distractions. It is easy to follow the emotions on the faces and in the body language of both characters. Perhaps the nicest touch is the yellow of Flora's bathing cap, which keeps the book from being too pink.
This book will appeal to a wide range of readers from preschool and adult. It is particularly suited to young children who do not want to be confined to a story with words, but would rather use their imaginations to tell their own story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the book, but the flaps were glued a little off and it looked tacky.Published 3 days ago by Rachel S.
Such a fun book. My granddaughter (age three) and I made up our own story as we went from page to page. We got a lot of giggles out of the comments she can up with. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Dimples 22
Adorable book to give as a shower gift. I trust that hours of enjoyment will come from this book.Published 1 month ago by Carl and Phyllis Avrit
No words in the book, my little one loves flamingos but for some reason never connected with this book and find it boringPublished 1 month ago by Nikki G
I purchased this as a one year birthday party present, and Flora is simply precious!Published 1 month ago by Amy E. Hammond
My 2.5 y.o. loves this book. It is an absolutely gorgeous book. It has 'flaps' in some pages so may not be good for very young toddlers since they may break it apart.Published 1 month ago by Sheila I Colon
When I found out there were no words in this book, I wasn't sure about it, but my two year old granddaughter loves it. She begs for Flora, and loves to open and close the flaps.Published 1 month ago by Barbara Skinner