for Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
Dressed in blue and yellow, Flora looks not unlike the penguin that soon joins her as she skates across the ice in this appealing wordless picture book. The two make a perfect pair. But the penguin’s foray back into the water to capture a fish, which it presents to Flora with a flourish, leads to a little friction. Molly Idle’s soft palette should not be mistaken for sweetness; there’s a humorous edge to Flora and her companion, in the lines of their bodies — whether in harmony or opposition — and the looks on their faces. The clever design incorporates occasional flaps that reveal shifts in the action and emotions of the characters in this follow-up to Flora and the Flamingo (Chronicle, 2013). (Ages 3–7)
CCBC Choices 2015. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015. Used with permission.
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. Double tap the flaps to open and close them, swipe the corners of the book to turn from page to page, and activate the soundtrack to listen to the music while you read your new ebook!
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