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Flora and the Penguin

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Girl gets a skating partner in wintry wordless whirl.

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Like Flora and the Flamingo, the delightful FLORA AND THE PENGUIN says a whole lot without using any words. Author-illustrator Molly Idle show these two just-met friends going through a range of emotions as they play together -- and apart -- on (and under) the ice. Kids will relate to the push-pull fight-and-make-up nature of many playdates.

This book's pastel blue-and-white palette is as perfect for a winter skating story as previous outing's pastel pink-and-white was for its summer swimming story. And once again, well-placed flaps add dimension to shifting emotions and help drive the narrative. Here' hoping Flora has some more fun in mind for spring and autumn!

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