Cover image for Flora and the penguin
Title:
Flora and the penguin
Author:
Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2014]

©2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452128917
Format :
Book

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Summary

Having mastered ballet inFlora 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.

For more feathery fun, pick upFlora and the Flamingo,Flora and the Peacocks,Flora and Friends Matching Game or, coming soon,Flora and the Chicks.


Author Notes

Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

This follow-up to the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo (2013) finds Flora in a chillier climate. In this wordless offering, Flora is taking up ice-skating, and her new friend is a penguin. From the moment that she sees his beak peeking up through the ice, she's enchanted. Together, they take off, sliding and gliding along the ice. But when the penguin heads back under the ice to catch a fish, Flora feels abandoned and won't even accept the fishy gift she's offered. That leads to hard feelings, until Flora comes up with a way to set things right. Once again, Idle uses rounded shapes and a soft palette to bring her characters to life and lively they are. This rings with the real emotion of friendship found, lost, and found again. The selection of flaps and the trifold pages add an extra bit of interest to a book that's already a charmer. Though not so different from the previous title, like dancing and skating, birds and girls, these two books work in tandem.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Idle reprises the structure and format of her Caldecott Honor-winning Flora and the Flamingo in this wordless wintry companion, which is every bit as graceful a performance for both Flora and her creator. A thick sheet of ice serves as the canvas for Flora's skating performance with a penguin that has climbed up onto the ice; a cutaway view of the pale blue-violet water below shows a school of fish doing a dance of their own. Small glued-in flaps help create a sense of movement, and also explore the brief rift that forms between Flora and the penguin after the bird dives back below the ice in pursuit of a fish. Once again, Idle's elegantly drafted scenes couldn't be more polished, and the foldout sequence that brings this dance to a close feels like a real triumph. Ages 3-5. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Starred Review. PreS-K-Idle's bold and balletic Flora is back in another wordless adventure, this time infused with icy blue, to skate with a penguin. The simple story is told entirely in pictures-featuring only a few colors on a white background-that are eloquent and irresistible. As in Flora and the Flamingo (Chronicle, 2013), small page flaps advance the story and establish the relationship between the two well-defined characters. There a simple conflict and a satisfying resolution, made more dramatic with a glorious gatefold. Preschoolers will enjoy narrating the action while they flip through the pages of this beautiful book.-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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