Flora and the Flamingo, Hardback

Flora and the Flamingo Hardback

Illustrated by Molly Idle

3.5 out of 5 (16 ratings)


A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.

With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony.

Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more! And coming soon! Dance, leap, and soar with Flora and the Peacocks.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 44 pages, Full-colour throughout
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9781452110066



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Characters: Flora and a pink flamingoSetting: A lake or stream Theme: life lessons and make-believeGenre: Fiction FairytaleSummary: This is a wordless book about a little girl name Flora that is determine to prove that she is a graceful dancer like the pink flamingo. Flora tries and fails and then the Flamingo helps her. Flora succeed and the two of them dance together from then on.Audience: Beginners and youth Curriculum ties: Develop creativity skills Personal Response: This was an amazing book because it was wordless. The visual images told a story but this allows the child to be the author and create the details. The illustrations were beautiful and the images just jumped off the pages. This is a good book to encourage a child to imagine and create a story line. It works for children of all ages because it encourages the child to fill in the blanks.

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 Delightfully animated children's book, illustrated with suggestions of the little girl being in a dance as a flamingo. Lovely.

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This wordless book speaks volumes! This is a story about Flora who tries to dance like the flamingo. She does well at first but inevitably fails because humans are incapable of moving certain ways that a flamingo can. She gets upset and you can see the emotions on her face without having to read it. The flamingo helps her along doing things he knows she can follow. Sweet book with beautiful illustrations and the flaps that lift make it fun for children.I enjoyed being in Flora's very pink world. I would recommend a wordless book to any age, however if I had to give an age range I would say 1st-3rd grade.

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Read on March 12, 2014The illustrations are lovely and they show us a beautiful story of Flora & the Flamingo's path to friendship, but I'm not crazy about wordless books.

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While I'm not a fan of trying to "read" wordless picture books in storytime, especially when I have upwards of 30-40 kids, I did enjoy the illustrations in this book.

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