Author & Illustrator: Molly Idle
Genre: Fiction (Wordless)
Publisher: Chronicle Books: CA 2013
Awards: Caldecott 2014
Themes: Dancing, Friendship, Teaching, Believing
Summary: Both pink and both dancers, a little girl mimics the movements of a flamingo. She hits a rough spot and tumbles over, but read to see how the flamingo responds to his new unlikely dance partner.
Response: Respond to the design and layout of the book. What do you think of the cover design, size of the book, font, spacing, and visual elements?
The book cover is bright and appealing. The pink immediately draws your eyes to the mirror image of a little girl and a flamingo. The title is bold and clear who and what the children’s story will be about. It being a wordless picture book, makes the visual elements extremely important because they are what tell the story. The pages are interactive s you flip flaps and uncover the interactions between the characters. This is a lovely book and can be used in many settings. A favorite for sure!