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flora and the flamingo/all things pink



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.


And adorable Flora, following along.


The ups and downs of any blossoming duet.


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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