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Flora and the penguin /

by Idle, Molly Schaar [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2014]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781452128917 :; 145212891X :.Title notes: BRA $16.99 2/12/2015Subject(s): Penguins -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Dance -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Lift-the-flap books -- Specimens | Penguins -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Ice skating -- Fiction | Stories without words | Lift-the-flap books | Toy and movable booksSummary: In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Having mastered ballet inFlora 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.<br> <br> For more feathery fun, pick upFlora and the Flamingo,Flora and the Peacocks,Flora and Friends Matching Game or, coming soon,Flora and the Chicks.

In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.

BRA $16.99 2/12/2015

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Horn Book Review

Having mastered the art of the dahhnce in Flora and the Flamingo (rev. 7/13), the same little-girl protagonist takes up figure skating. While lacing up her skates, she spies an orange beak peeking out of a hole in the ice. It's a penguin, and Flora reaches out her hand in friendship. At first there's no friction; the two glide across the ice, Torvill and Dean-style, skating backwards and on one foot and performing synchronized leaps. When her partner plunges back down under the ice, though, Flora is disappointed and a little put out. The penguin produces a fish for her, but Flora, still feeling miffed, throws the fish backthen thinks of a creative way to make amends. Just as in the previous wordless book, dynamic flaps (this time they're horizontal and two-sided) help set a graceful, rhythmic pace. The limited color palette, too, recalls Flamingo, though here -- befitting the wintry scene -- the pictures are all in pale blues, with yellow pops of color (Flora's hat looks like her Flamingo bathing cap but with a puffball tassel on top), some pink (her peaches-and-cream complexion), and the white of the page. The main action is on land, but underwater there's another playful story starring those sleek little fish. A gatefold near the end provides the tale's acrobatic climax before the warm-hearted pair skates off the copyright page. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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