Synopses & Reviews
What could be more fun than a camping trip with a good friend?
When that friend is T. Rex!
Itand#8217;s important to set a few wilderness safety guidelines first. . . like making sure he stays on the trail. And does not disturb the local wildlife. And knows how to build a safe campfire. But sometimes dinosaurs have a different way of doing things, and thatand#8217;s why itand#8217;s best to be prepared . . . for anything!
Following in the extremely large and funny footsteps of Tea Rex, Camp Rex is for anyone who loves to roast a marshmallow or two around the campfire . . . or the whole bag at once!and#160;
"Without providing a backstory for the eponymous pair's curious meeting, Idle (Nighty Night, Noah) imagines a wordless encounter between a lithe, sultry flamingo and a pudgy little girl in a bathing suit, swim cap, and flippers. The call-and-response nature of their dance the flamingo poses in a series of sinuous movements on the left, Flora does her awkward best to mimic them on the right produces a series of beautifully lighthearted tableaus. At first, Flora models her movements on the flamingo's, unbeknownst to the bird. A series of stumbles draws a sharp reaction from the flamingo and a sulk from Flora, but the flamingo relents and the two collaborate on a graceful duet that ends with a joyous flourish. Inset flaps add drama by revealing new poses, and Idle's crisp, confident drafting produces a reading experience akin to flipping through a series of animation cells. There's an undertone of a growing-up story, too, as Flora almost seems to shed childhood self-consciousness and take her first tentative steps into womanhood. It's seamless and dynamic visual storytelling. Ages 3 up. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. With a twist, a turn, and even a flop, these unlikely friends learn at last how to dance together in perfect harmony. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!
And coming this October! Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship in Flora and the Penguin.
About the Author
Molly Idle graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in drawing and began her career at DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios. She now lives in Arizona with her husband, two sons, and two snuggly cats. Tea Rex is her first book. Molly Idle graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in drawing and began her career at DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios. She now lives in Arizona with her husband, two sons, and two snuggly cats. Tea Rex is her first book.