[]
[]

Flora and the Flamingo

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

Item Details

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.
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Design by Amy E. Achaibou"--Colophon.
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.
Awards & Distinctions: Caldecott Honor Book, 2014.
ALA Notable Children's Book, Younger Readers 2014.
Horn Book, Fanfare Book, Picture Books 2014.
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 29 35 53 57 60 61 67 74 75 77 80 109 112 118 122 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 159 172 173 176 188 193 198 203 210 211 216 226 228 231 242 243 244 245 250 262 264 268 278 280
ISBN: 9781452110066
1452110069
Statement of Responsibility: Molly Idle
Subject Headings: Flamingos Juvenile fiction. Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction. Dance Juvenile fiction. Friendship Juvenile fiction. Lift-the-flap books Specimens. Flamingos Fiction. Human-animal relationships Fiction. Dance Fiction. Stories without words.
Genre/Form: Stories without words.
Dust jackets (Bindings)-2013.
Topical Term: Flamingos
Human-animal relationships
Dance
Friendship
Lift-the-flap books
Flamingos
Human-animal relationships
Dance
Stories without words.
LCCN: 2012014608
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

delightful lift-the-flap book about a dancer and a flamingo. both girl and bird show their talent and love of movement.

NYPL Staff Pick
A wordless, lift-the-flap story of two very different dancers who find a way to overcome their differences through balletic movement.

NYPL Staff Pick
A wordless, lift-the-flap story of two very different dancers who find a way to overcome their differences through balletic movement.

Jun 09, 2014
  • tnorris rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

While the illustrations were awesome and told a "silent story" this could have been a really cool story WITH words. Slightly disappointed, as I didn't know beforehand there were only illustrations.

May 09, 2014
  • anidog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING. Really, I never write reviews, but this book deserves one. It is truly delightful. Now words, just amazing pictures of a budding friendship. What I love is that the flamingo laughs at Flora at first, and this really helped me discuss feeling with my 4 year old. When the flamingo realizes that she hurt Flora's feelings, she must change what she is doing so that she can correct what happened. We talked about outsides and insides (which helps because this is also a lift the flap book) and how when our outsides feel good, our insides feel good, and dancing with our friends is a great way to make our outsides/insides feel wonderful. Long way to write-- GET THIS BOOK.

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.

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

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.

Age

Add Age Suitability

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

Summary

Add a Summary

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.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

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.

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version sidamo (sidamo) Last updated 2014/09/17 15:16