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Flora and the Peacocks

Flora and the Peacocks
Written and illustrated by Molly Idle
Chronicle £11.99
ISBN: 978-1452138169

This is Molly Idle's third picture book about Flora and her love of dancing and, once again, it shows that sometimes stories just don't need words. From behind her fan Flora glimpses two gorgeous peacocks and she starts to dance.

At first, it appears that three is a tricky number when it comes to dancing and a few difficult, jealous moments pass before they all get back in step. Words are not required as the beautiful, predominantly blue/green, illustrations show us every move and every expression. The book is cleverly constructed with flaps to lift and has a truly magnificent fold-out at the end. Small children may not be aware of the excellent design and pleasing symmetry of each page and they may well not even be aware that they are gently learning that three can play or dance together as happily as two, but they are sure to be enchanted by Flora and her peacocks as they dance across the pages. The two earlier, equally delightful, titles are Flora and the Penguin and Flora and the Flamingo.
Jan Lennon


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