Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Flora and the Flamingo

Written by Molly Idle
Illustrated by


Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

In this wordless book with life-the-flaps, a flamingo and a girl explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. Beautiful and emotional, as well as funny and lighthearted, these irresistable, well-developed characters will win your heart with their performance.


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 A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling.. as emotional as it is visual - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal Blog Irresistible. - San Francisco Chronicle A great story of friendship and forgiveness. - Erik, age 11, ThisKid ReviewsBooks.com One of my favorite books of 2013 - Colby Sharp, Sharpread Flora and the Flamingo is so perfect there really are no words to describe it. - Virgina Beach Public Library Cinematic, comedic, and balletic. -The Horn Book Magazine, starred review The simplicity and elegance of each drawing is awe-inspiring. - Sweet on Books Shows the power of friendship. - Mother-Daughter Book Club Fanciful and beautiful. - Reading Today I was entirely swept away. - Design of the Picture Book An absolute delight. --School Library Journal Extra Helping Like a classical music masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and cuminates with great power. --Young Children 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 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 http: //www.reading.org/general/Publications/blog/BlogSinglePost/reading-today-online/2013/12/11/diverse-and-impressive-picture-books-of-2013#.UrM99uL2JTa This delightful romp... will appeal to flamingo and ballet fans alike. - School library Journal, starred review

About 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, where she dances through life with her handsome husband, mischievous children, and fabulous family and friends.

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44 pages


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Publication date

5th February 2013



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