Pas de deux

A review of Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Graceful flamingo is practicing his ballet moves when he spies a little girl in bathing cap and flippers mimicking his poses. After a slightly rocky start, both Flora and the flamingo discover that the dance is much more fun with two. In this wordless tale by artist Molly Idle, a gentle friendship is formed as the two share their love of dance in luminous drawings. And this might even lead to taking a risk with enjoyable results. Flip down tabs reveal the story at just the right pace. For preschoolers and parents alike, Flora and the Flamingo’s classic style and infectious joie de vivre makes it likely to be an instant favorite.


Gorgeous book.  Sweet story.  Love, love, love.

Congratulations, Molly Idle, on your Caldecott Honor Award for this outstanding book! I've already dressed two of our copies in Caldecott Silver.