Academic journal article Language Arts

Flora and the Flamingo

Academic journal article Language Arts

Flora and the Flamingo

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Flora and the Flamingo Written and illustrated by Molly Idle Chronicle, 2013, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4521-1006-6

This completely wordless picturebook showcases an improbable friendship between Flora and an elegant flamingo. The flamingo stands erect and tall. Flora-a little girl in a pink bathing suit and black flippers-mimics with her head held high and one leg bent. Flamingo slowly moves his head and Flora copies. Flamingo extends one leg and Flora does the same. The movable flaps help them gracefully travel across the pages with outstretched arms and pointed toes. Small hands will enjoy lengthening the movement by opening and closing the flaps. When flamingo and Flora bend down to touch the ground, flamingo squawks, causing Flora to tumble across the page. They shyly look at each other and extend a wing or hand in forgiveness. …

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