#blogbookaday: Flo

16 Apr

Flo.jpgSummary:  “Meet Flo! Flo is the littlest panda. She likes to explore, relax, and enjoy everything around her. She is never in a hurry. But . . . sometimes she takes too much time, and the other pandas get impatient. One day they find themselves in trouble. Can Flo’s floppy ways save the day? With Kyo Maclear’s sweet, spare text and Jay Fleck’s bold, bright illustrations, Flo is sure to be a favorite for even the busiest little pandas!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is an adorable story about a panda named Flo who takes her time to celebrate the little things she comes across throughout the day, not letting the other panda need to keep busy get in her way. I would definitely consider myself a busy panda and my partner is much more like Flo – relax, enjoy and a “we’ll get there when we get there” attitude. I think it works for us – we balance each other out, I give him a little more structure and he reminds to stop and take a deep breath. I love how well the illustrations pair with the minimal text to enhance the story in the perfect way.

Personal Reaction: I absolutely agree with Flo – floppy Sundays are my favorite and as I write this is, it’s 40 degrees and rainy outside after being absolutely beautiful, sunny and 80 degrees yesterday, so I feel completely floppy today! I love how much Flo marches to the beat of her own drum in this story, not getting stressed by the other pandas’ impatience. And in the end, it’s Flo’s imagination and ingenuity that saves the day!

Title: Flo
Author: Kyo Maclear
Illustrator: Jay Fleck
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: January 16, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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One Response to “#blogbookaday: Flo”

  1. marandarussell April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    Aw, looks cute!

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