by Jennifer Sattler
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
Sylvie is an absolutely adorable flamingo who, upon learning that she is pink because of the shrimp she eats, decides to try a little experiment to see if other colored things will change her color. They do, but she eats some thing that are not meant to be eaten, so she gets a tummyache, but figures out a cute solution. I loved this book because the illustrations are simple but stellar, and the Junior Kindergartners wanted to hear it four times! I also liked that it started with a nugget of truth and shows well how authors get ideas – Sattler took this fact and let her imagination run with it – though explaining that the story was part true, part made up, didn’t take so well with the 4-year-old set.
Overall: totally adorable, goes over well in storytime.