Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Flora and the Penguin

Flora and the Penguin

Fall 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 5 yrs.
Author: Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128917
Hardcover Price: $16.99

In Molly Idle's wordless book, "Flora and the Flamingo," a little girl and a balletic flamingo bond through dance. Here, DreamWorks animator-turned-children's book-illustrator Idle brings Flora back for another avian adventure. This time Flora encounters a chubby penguin during a winter outing. The pair's wordless ice dance ensues, proceeding-after a fishy misunderstanding-to friendship. Cleverly crafted lift-up flaps and a three-page, panoramic fold-out further enhance the beguiling, slip-slide appeal of Idle's softly colored illustrations.

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

Share This