Flora and the Chicks by Molly Idle
I adored all three of the Flora picture books written and illustrated by Molly Idle. Without words, and with the clever use of gatefolds, Idle dances readers through ups and downs of friendship, collaboration, compromise and joy as the wonderfully round, elegantly funny Flora takes the stage. I was a little sad when the Flora trilogy ended last year, but I am SO HAPPY to see her back on the page with Flora and the Chicks. And this time Flora is in a board book and counting chicks.
From one to ten, Idle dances the balletic Flora, wearing overalls the same color as the mama hen, across the page. When the hen leaves the nest, Flora takes a peek, discovering a hatchling. Gatefolds open to show surprises as the chicks hatch, explore and play with each other and Flora. The white background adds to the theatrical feel of the story as Flora moves across the pages, the chicks not far behind. Flora and the Chicks is the perfect addition to any board book collection!
Source: Review Copy