Flora and the Penguin (Hardcover)

By Molly Idle

Chronicle Books, 9781452128917, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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Having mastered ballet in Flora 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 up Flora and the Flamingo, 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 Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Praise For Flora and the Penguin

"Funny and charming-a winning, worthy follow-up."--Kirkus Reviews

"A real triumph."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"What a wonderful story it is, about the excitement of making new friends, soothing hurt feelings, and becoming friends again."--Cool Mom Picks

"Rings with the real emotion of friendship found, lost, and found again... a charmer."--Booklist

"Readers will surely enjoy the lively and lovely performance of Flora and Penguin."--Flora and the Penguin

"It's clearly another winner."--Common Sense Media, 5-star review

"It's also, thus far, one of my very favorite picture books of all of 2014." --BookPage