Flora and the Flamingo


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$18.99  $17.66
Chronicle Books
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8.3 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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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 is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book Flora and the Flamingo, and all of the books about Flora and her fine feathered friends, as well as the dazzling mermaid tale, Pearl. She's also the creator of the Rex series which includes Tea Rex and Sea Rex, and the illustrator of People Don't Bite People. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.


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School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
"Cinematic, comedic, and balletic."-The Horn Book Magazine, 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
"The simplicity and elegance of each drawing is awe-inspiring." - Sweet on Books
"A great story of friendship and forgiveness." - Erik, age 11, ThisKid ReviewsBooks.com
"I was entirely swept away." - Design of the Picture Book
"Shows the power of friendship." - Mother-Daughter Book Club
"Seamless and dynamic visual storytelling" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Irresistible." - San Francisco Chronicle
"One of my favorite books of 2013" - Colby Sharp, Sharpread
"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
"This delightful romp... will appeal to flamingo and ballet fans alike." - School library Journal, starred review
"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
"An absolute delight."--School Library Journal Extra Helping
"Fanciful and beautiful." - Reading Today
"Flora and the Flamingo is so perfect there really are no words to describe it." - Virgina Beach Public Library
"Like a classical music masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and cuminates with great power."--Young Children