Sylvie

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Jennifer Sattler
Illustrator: Jennifer Sattler
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9780375857089
Pages: 40

Sylvie is a little flamingo with a lot of curiosity. She asks why flamingos are pink, and her mother explains that it is because they eat pink shrimp. Sylvie decides to see what she might look like in other colors and eats all kinds of things to change her color. Is she a flamingo or a chameleon? But when all that gobbling and experimentation conclude, poor Sylvie has a tummy ache. Pink must be the best color for a tiny flamingo to be!

This book has delightful, comical, and colorful illustrations and story. It is a pleasure to turn each page and watch as Sylvie finds something new to morph her color. This is an excellent book to begin teaching color to children and also a great way to open a conversation about being comfortable in one's own skin while exploring one's potential. Both children and adults (and maybe even a teen or two) are sure to get a smile out of this adorable little bird.