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Flora and the peacocks / Molly Idle.

Idle, Molly Schaar, author, illustrator. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E I (Text) 33500012371969 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E I (Text) 33500012371951 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781452138169
  • ISBN: 1452138168
  • Physical Description: 26 unnumbered pages (some folded pages) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In this wordless book with interactive flaps, a little girl named Flora forms a friendship with two peacocks as the three learn to dance together.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #2
    Flora returns to dance with new feathered friends in her third story. Here the birds are peacocks, which gives Idle an opportunity for some impressive spreads (literally) of peacock feathers. The book begins with Flora, holding a yellow-flowered fan, coming upon two peacocks, their plumed tails also in fan position. But when Flora seems to be favoring one peacock, the other folds up. Ditto when she turns her attention to the neglected one. Children will feel the tension as the two birds eye each other with jealousy. When jealousy turns to anger, Flora's fan becomes collateral damage. It takes the tattered fan and a teary Flora to make the peacocks forget their pride. A surprising unfolding flap roughly the size of four pages reveals a smiling Flora surrounded by the peacock's feathers. With lime green and navy blue as the dominant colors, this book shows the same artful design and ability to find nuance in wordlessness as the previous titles, the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo (2013) and Flora and the Penguin (2014). Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Feature Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She is the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Flora and the Flamingo, as well as its companion, Flora and the Penguin, among other picture books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Subject: Peafowl > Juvenile fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Dance > Juvenile fiction.
Stories without words.
Lift-the-flap books > Specimens.
Peacocks > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Dance > Fiction.
Stories without words.
Lift-the-flap books
Toy and movable books.
Picture books.
Human-animal relationships.
Lift-the-flap books
Stories without words.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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