Kid Konnection: Flora and the Flamingo
I generally shy away from reviewing picture books, not because I don’t value them, but because I find them difficult to summarize. Every once in a while, though, a picture book comes along that wows me so much, I feel like I need to share it with the world. Flora and the Flamingo, by Molly Idle, is that kind of book!
While out in her bathing suit one day, Flora encounters a flamingo. Without speaking a word, they look each other over and begin to dance together. Things are fine until Flora takes a tumble. She’s hurt and embarrassed and doesn’t want to continue until the flamingo reaches out to her. The illustrations in this book are so gorgeous and expressive, they tell the story completely – there’s no need for words.
Along with the fabulous illustrations, young children will enjoy the interactive experience of lifting the flaps in Flora and the Flamingo. I have a feeling this is one of those books that will be picked up again and again, giving parents the chance to begin early discussions on friendship. Pick it up for your little one or the next time you need a baby gift.
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