Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kid Konnection: Flora and the Flamingo

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you an adorable picture about one of my very favorite animals.

Summary: 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! -- Chronicle

FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle is absolutely adorable and gorgeous to boot! The very sweet picture book isn't available until next month; however, I thought it was so cute that I wanted to share it right away.

FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO is a wordless picture book and I'm not usually a big fan of these types of books. However, I have to make an exception for this special story about dance and friendship. Initially, Flora is unable to mimic the graceful flamingo's dance movies, but they learn to dance together in perfect harmony. It's a sweet story about perseverance and friendship that is guaranteed to entertain little girls and their parents.

I have included two videos for FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO because I know my words won't do justice to just how beautiful this book is. The illustrations of the flamingo and Flora are wonderful, but it's the secret flaps that really bring the book to the next level... especially the cute surprise that's hidden underneath the last ones!

I just loved FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO and it's an ideal gift for a sweet little one in your life.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

That does look adorable! Vance would have loved flipping the flaps.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Actually I love wordless picture books because I think parents can encourage kids to make up their own dialogue or imagining of what is happening. And I almost always love pictures better than text! LOL

Beth F said...

Oh that does look sweet. And I agree, kids love books with flas.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

My kids have always loved books with flaps! Yes, this one is truly an adorable book. And little girls will love all that pink.

Suko said...

This does seem like a very cute book!

Thank you for hosting this feature. I am excited to participate in it. I will add this feature to my Memes page soon. It's more of a feature than a meme, but I will note that. :)