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Friends with feathers

18 Jul

 

Flora and the Flamingo  by Molly Idle is wordless and yet a beautiful story unfolds, figuratively and literally.

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When book opens, these two are not friends. Not enemies either, but the tension is palpable.

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Then, slowly, Idle unfolds the story with flaps to lift

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and beautiful two-page spreads that illustrate the twists and turns of an evolving friendship.

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Even though this is a very pink book, boys will certainly enjoy the story. There are lots of ways to use wordless books in the library and classroom, or at home,  and this would be an excellent addition to all three.

As I was reading Flora and the Flamingo,  I had vision of the dancing hippos in Fantasia  and The Dance of the Hours was playing in my head. This book will leave you feeling just as satisfied.

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