Featured books by Molly Idle

Flora and the Chicks

By: Molly Idle
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

Flora places an empty bowl near a hen’s nest filled with eggs. One by one as the eggs hatch, Flora fills the bowl the yellow, orange, and even a brown chick. Expressive illustrations on plain backgrounds and large numbers from 1 to 10 convey the story.  The use of sturdy foldouts increases the delightful surprises as the chicks meet their new friend, Flora.

Flora and the Ostrich: An Opposites Book

By: Molly Idle
Age Level: 0-3
Reading Level: Pre-Reader
Genre: Fiction

Flora and an ostrich, both clad in deep lavender, demonstrate opposites such as hello/goodbye, near/far. The expressive illustrations, however, reveal a friendship and humor that goes far beyond the single words on each open page occasionally expanded when a flap is lifted. 

Flora and the Peacocks

By: Molly Idle
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Though Flora has danced with a flamingo (Flora & the Flamingo) and even a penguin (Flora & the Penguin), this is her first dance with 2 handsome peacocks with huge tails.  How they manage their performance and develop a friendship is revealed in lush illustrations, flaps and a huge foldout but no words.

Flora and the Penguin

By: Molly Idle
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Flora dances on a thick sheet of ice with a penguin companion who appears from a hole in the ice. Humor and movement are enhanced by the gentle depiction of fluid girl and bird body language, and through the unique perspectives shown. Glued-in flaps and fold-outs add another dimension and a bit of surprise.

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