Cover image for Flora's blanket
Title:
Flora's blanket
Author:
Gliori, Debi.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 28 cm
Summary:
Flora, a little rabbit, does not want to sleep without her missing blanket, so her family helps her look for it.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
BR Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 49484.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.3 1 Quiz: 24984 Guided reading level: D.
ISBN:
9780531303054
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Author and illustrator Debi Gliori was born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. She went to school there as well and studied design and illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She received an Andrew Grant traveling scholarship to go to Milan for a year. Gliori is best known for her work with children's books. Her picture book Mr. Bear to the Rescue won the Children's Book Award and was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Prize. Where, Oh Where, is Baby Bear? was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award in 2001. Always and Forever, written by Alan Durant and illustrated by Debi Gliori, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. Her work has also been shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council Award (for Pure Dead Wicked in 2003), and for the Royal Mail Award, for Stormy Weather in 2010.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-3. Little Flora Bunny is standing in her crib, unable to sleep. It's not a bad tummy or sore ears that are keeping her up, it's her missing blanket. Flora's many siblings, as well as her parents, go on the hunt as a miserable, thumb-sucking Flora watches, growing ever more agitated as one hiding place after another is ruled out. Finally, she is taken into her parents' bed. What is that lump under Daddy's pillow? Yes! Gliori gets just about everything right here. The oversize ink-and-watercolor art is deceptively simple, offering large shapes that are easy for young eyes to take in. But there's subtlety, too. Gliori knows how to make much of a drooping shoulder, a pat on a child's head, and, of course, a clutching hand on a favorite blanket, finally found. This is comforting, cozy, and just right for two-year-olds' story hours. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

As she showed in previous books such as Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and No Matter What, Gliori excels at conveying a warm and supportive family. Here she knowledgeably explores a toddler's attachment to her security blanket. Without her beloved carrot-patterned blanket, Flora Bunny can't sleep. Her five siblings generously offer their own as substitutes, but she insists, "Want mine." An exhaustive search of the house and grounds yields nothing. So Mom and Dad let Flora snuggle up in their bed, where, lo and behold, her father discovers the missing item under his pillow. The loving perseverance of Flora's parents and brothers and sisters, as they amble and scramble around the house in search of the blanket, dominate the spreads. And the family dynamic (one sibling in striped pajamas reads a book throughout the search; torsos and feet show under tables or are draped over chairs) will hit the funny bones of and strike a chord of recognition with any toddler or older sibling. Ages 3-6. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-A charming book about an endearing rabbit family. Flora has lost her security blanket and can't sleep without it. Her five siblings offer up theirs, but she has to have her own. The family searches from the living room to the kitchen to the bathroom, and they inspect the sandbox and the cellar, but to no avail. Nearly asleep, Flora is finally allowed to snuggle in bed with her parents, and Dad finds the missing item under his pillow. The delicate, detailed watercolor illustrations portray a comfortable homeliness while Flora and her family wear expressions of concern, frustration, exhaustion, and relief. Like Flora's beloved blanket, the endpapers have a carrot-and-ladybug print on a white background. Excellent for bedtimes and as a read-aloud during toddler storytimes.-Christina F. Renaud, Attleboro Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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