Book: “Fussy Flamingo” by Shelly Vaughan James
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Blogger’s Note: Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
“Fussy Flamingo” by author Shelly Vaughan James, is the quintessential children’s book! Meet Lola, the Chilean baby Flamingo who doesn’t want to eat the shrimp her parents give her. Instead Lola ventures off menu and opts for a diverse range of foods, each one turning her a different color. Will she ever be pink like her family?
Our family loved Lola and her story! We enjoyed hearing about all of the tropical foods that she tries like the avocado and the pepino melon. Our favorite fruit that Lola tries was the dragon fruit! We also enjoyed the repetitious pattern of the story that kept our young readers engaged throughout the book! The book provides educational facts sprinkled throughout the tale and a bonus section of information at the end on Flamingos.
As a parent, I loved that this book highlighted the message that people should be open to trying new things. Kids and parents will be able to connect easily with Lola’s story and are sure to enjoy this “Fussy Flamingo’s” adventure! Kids and parents will be able to connect easily with Lola’s story and are sure to enjoy this “Fussy Flamingo’s” adventure!
Recommendation: Don’t miss this book! This is a must read for anyone with young children!