Flora and the peacocks /

by Idle, Molly Schaar [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2016]Description: 26 unnumbered pages (some folded pages) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9781452138169; 1452138168.Subject(s): Peafowl -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Dance -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Lift-the-flap books -- Specimens | Peacocks -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | Dance -- Fiction | Stories without words | Lift-the-flap books | Toy and movable books | Fiction | Juvenile works | SpecimensSummary: In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a little girl named Flora forms a friendship with two peacocks as the three learn to dance together.
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The darling, dancing Flora is back, and this time she's found two new friends: a pair of peacocks! But amidst the fanning feathers and mirrored movements, Flora realizes that the push and pull between three friends can be a delicate dance. Will this trio find a way to get back in step? In the third book featuring Flora and her feathered friends, Molly Idle's gorgeous art combines with clever flaps to reveal that no matter the challenges, true friends will always find a way to dance, leap, and soar--together.

In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a little girl named Flora forms a friendship with two peacocks as the three learn to dance together.

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Horn Book Review

Idles third wordless picture book starring Flora (Flora and the Flamingo, rev. 7/13; Flora and the Penguin, rev. 11/14) is, appropriately, about a three-way friendship and the tricky dynamics thereof. Flora curtsies hello to a pair of peacocks. One of them seems taken with her -- it crosses the gutter to join her on the left-hand page -- the other, scowling, is not so sure (it remains on the right, tail firmly turned to viewers). When diplomat Flora approaches the scowler, the first peacock becomes jealous. An angry tug-of-war of Floras decorative fan but also of her affections -- ensues, leading to a broken fan and hurt feelings. Luckily, the peacocks get a clue, and their resplendent show (of tail feathers) cheers everyone right up. The rhythm of this Flora book is like the other two -- girl approaches bird, bird spurns friendship, girl gets upset, bird makes amends, plus theres dancing -- but the addition of that third character adds a storytelling layer. Idle once again sticks to a limited color palette, this time peacock blues, greens, and yellows, with the flowers in Floras hair a sweet nod to her previous headwear. And if not every flap in the book is as inventive as weve come to expect, that last, glorious one is a showstopper. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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