Flora and the Peacocks (Flora)

by Molly Idle (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Flora

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.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--The star of two previous showstoppers, Flora returns in another inventive, deceptively simple title. Here, Flora meets not one but two birds--a pair of peacocks who inspire dancing, drama, and, finally, reconciliation and friendship. Both vibrant and spare, Idle's artwork once again dazzles as it tells a layered story without a single word.

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Publishers Weekly

Starred Review

Flora dances on in her elegant third picture book, following the Caldecott Honor-winning Flora and the Flamingo and its sequel, Flora and the Penguin. Working in a green-and-turquoise color scheme, Idle wordlessly traces Flora's encounter with two peacocks, whose outstretched tails echo the semicircular shape of the fan Flora holds as she dances. One peacock takes to Flora and the other feels left out; glued-in flaps help move the story forward while amplifying the emotional tug-of-war. One broken fan later, a massive foldout brings the story to a moving finale in which kindness and compromise win the day. Ages 3-5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May)

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Review quotes

A showstopper.-The Horn Book
Molly Idle
Molly Idle is the award-winning creator of many books, including the mermaid tales Pearl and Coral. Molly's work as an author-illustrator also includes the Tea Rex series and the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo. Molly lives in Arizona with her family and invites you to visit her at idleillustration.com.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Chronicle Books
Publication date
May 03, 2016
BISAC categories
JUV000000 - Juvenile Fiction | General
Library of Congress categories
Human-animal relationships
Stories without words
Toy and movable books
Lift-the-flap books

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