flora and the flamingo/all things pink

 

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Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle.

It’s no wonder this was a 2013 Goodreads Choice Award nominee.

A girl. A flamingo. A dance. A friendship.

This magical book manages to capture all that. And without words. It’s also very wonderfully pink, in the most non-sacchirine way, especially since the backgrounds are so bare and white save for the frame of pink blossoms.

Behold, the balletic flamingo.

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And adorable Flora, following along.

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The ups and downs of any blossoming duet.

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One of the secrets of this book’s magic is the fold-down cut outs on many pages, which capture movement and character responses. But you’ll have to see that for yourself!

Thanks to Chronicle Books for the images!

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In honor of Flora and the Flamingo, I give you, pink things. From  movies to objects to  illustrations.

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1.) Pretty in Pink, my favorite movie in high school. (Was it yours too?); 2.) The Pink Ladies from Grease. I always thought Rizzo was the coolest. Because she was.

 

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1.) Pink Chestnut Paper Origami Lampshade by nelliana.; 2.) Fujifilm Instax Camera. 3.) Moxi Lolly Strawberry skates.

 

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1.) The Baking Bird’s Vegan Strawberry Rose Cupcakes (with recipe!); 2.) I hope this is the correct image credit for these bathing beauties.

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1.) “Bubblegum Twins” by Ofra Amit. 2.) “Collective Dream” by Maria Hergueta.

 

 

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4 Responses to flora and the flamingo/all things pink

  1. shelley says:

    Aren’t these illustrations great? I also love the illustrations you included. Maria Hergueta is one of my current faves.

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