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Flora and the Penguin

Flora and the Penguin


Flora and the Penguin

ratings:
4/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
28 pages
0 minutes
Released:
Nov 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781452132181
Format:
Book

Description

Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Artist Molly Idle creates an innovative, wordless picture book with clever flaps that reveal Flora and the penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as only true friends do.
Released:
Nov 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781452132181
Format:
Book

About the author

MOLLY IDLE is the Caldecott-Honor winning author and illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo and Flora and the Penguin, as well as Tea Rex and Camp Rex. She is also the illustrator of the Zombelina books. Molly worked at DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios for five years before turning to book illustration full-time. When not making mischief with her boys or watching old Technicolor musicals, she can be found at her desk scribbling away, with a pencil in one hand and a cup of espresso in the other. She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family and two snuggly cats. www.idleillustration.com @MollyIdle


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  • (5/5)
    Gorgeous wordless picture book. Absolutely beautiful.
  • (4/5)
    wordless and wonderful
  • (4/5)
    That charming young dancer Flora, whose story began in the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, returns in this skating adventure, pairing up this time with a penguin. As the two swoop over the ice in a graceful dance, the duo seem perfectly in sync. Then penguin disappears beneath the ice, returning with a little offering for the sulky Flora. At first she rejects his gift of a fish, causing hurt feelings all around, but eventually the two reconcile, and are once again a pair...Like its predecessor, Flora and the Penguin is a wordless picture-book, with flaps that can be lifted to show further motion on the page. Just as I was with Flora and the Flamingo, I was impressed here by the fact that the flaps - which I often find fairly superfluous to the story of the books in which they are included - furthered the narrative, showing the two figures of girl and penguin in their dance. Moving together, then apart, then together again, a story of friendship, misunderstanding and then reconciliation unfolds. Immensely effective, despite the absence of text, this is a book that features an endearing story, and delightful artwork. Recommended to anyone who enjoyed the first book about Flora, or who is looking for wintry picture-books featuring penguins (or ice-skating).