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Sylvie
by Jennifer Sattler


Overview - Meet a flamingo of a different stripe
-Mama, why are we pink?- asks an ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. Like Leo Lionni's chameleon in A Color of His Own , Sylvie comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be.
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Overview
Meet a flamingo of a different stripe
-Mama, why are we pink?- asks an ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. Like Leo Lionni's chameleon in A Color of His Own, Sylvie comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be. When she learns that it's due to the little pink brine shrimp they eat, Sylvie takes the maxim -You are what you eat - to a whole new level. Her new diet leads to some very interesting new looks--from scarlet to stripey to positively purple

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375857089
  • ISBN-10: 0375857087
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 52.
  • Review Date: 2009-05-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

When Sylvie, an inquisitive and impulsive young flamingo, asks her mother why they are pink, she’s told it is because they eat shrimp. This response triggers both Sylvie’s imagination and appetite. Sampling green palm leaves, purple grapes and chocolate ice cream (“She thought she’d look yummy in chocolate!”), she turns those colors. Sylvie’s nibbling become more adventurous and her transformations all the sillier: she assumes the stripes of a beach towel and the paisley print of a swimsuit. But all this wreaks havoc on her stomach. Now exhibiting various colors and patterns simultaneously, she decides to resume her shrimp diet. Sattler’s punchy text and expressive paintings convey Sylvie’s ample personality with panache (the leggy flamingo strikes bold—and rather coquettish—poses as she delights in each of the colors) against paint-smeared beachy backdrops. Though she finally decides to be true to herself, the heroine displays her spunkiness at the story’s end, as her tail duplicates the stripes of the rainbow lollipop she indulges in for dessert, leaving kids with a fittingly whimsical parting image. Ages 3–6. (May)

 
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