Flora and the Flamingo (Hardcover)

By Molly Idle

Chronicle Books, 9781452110066, 44pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2013

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!

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

About the Author

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

Praise For Flora and the Flamingo

"An absolute delight."--School Library Journal Extra Helping


School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

"Seamless and dynamic visual storytelling" - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013

"One of my favorite books of 2013" - Colby Sharp, Sharpread

BookPage Best Books of The Tear

"This delightful romp... will appeal to flamingo and ballet fans alike." - School library Journal, starred review

"The simplicity and elegance of each drawing is awe-inspiring." - Sweet on Books

"The seamless grace of the flamingo's dance contrasts humorously with Flora's faltering steps, but by the end of the story, they swoop, plunge and soar together like old ballet partners." - Kirkus Reviews

"Shows the power of friendship." - Mother-Daughter Book Club

"Like a classical music masterpiece, this book starts as a quiet story and cuminates with great power."--Young Children

"Irresistible." - San Francisco Chronicle

"In stunning shades of pink with bright yellow accents, squat little pear-shaped Flora tries to emulate a proud and graceful flamingo. It takes a while for the flamingo to realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when the two reconcile their relationship, a double-page foldout is barely large enough to contain the joy."--Carla Kozak, San Francisco Public Library

"A perfect amalgamation of wordless storytelling.. as emotional as it is visual" - Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, a School Library Journal Blog

"A great story of friendship and forgiveness." - Erik, age 11, ThisKid ReviewsBooks.com

"I was entirely swept away." - Design of the Picture Book

"Flora and the Flamingo is so perfect there really are no words to describe it." - Virgina Beach Public Library

"Fanciful and beautiful." - Reading Today

"Cinematic, comedic, and balletic."-The Horn Book Magazine, starred review