Two years ago I fell in love with Flora, her flippers and her fantastic dance with a flamingo. I was thrilled to learn when author and illustrator Molly Idle had a second dance - I mean book - in the works. Idle follows up the fabulous, Caldecott Honor winning Flora and the Flamingo with Flora and the Penguin.
For this outing, it's wintertime and Flora has some skates to put on.
Idle adds to the story with a view under the ice, Flora's partner, piqued by curiosity, peeks out through a hole in the ice and a friendship begins!
Part of what Idle did so wonderfully in Flora and the Flamingo and again with Flora and the Penguin comes with her use of of flaps to add action to the story.
Add to this a misunderstanding between dance partners and some hurt feelings that are soon attended to and Flora and the Penguin proves a perfect partner for Flora and the Flamingo. Be sure not to miss Molly Idle's interview at Seven Impossible Things and get a glimpse at how she makes the magic happen!
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Source: Review Copy