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When Sylvie the pink flamingo learns her color comes from the little pink shrimp she eats, she decides to expand her choices, trying everything under the sun and, unfortunately, overdoing it.
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780375857089
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill.


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PimaLib_BeccaB May 07, 2015

Learn about colors with this great storytime book about a little adventurous flamingo with a big appetite. Great for a young crowd!

LibrLdyMapleValley Jan 23, 2015

Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler is the story of a flamingo who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions like, "why are we pink?" It's a question that leads to a wild adventure in color. According to Sylvie's mama flamingoes are pink because of the pink shrimp they eat. This gives Sylvie the brilliant idea to try eating other things to see what happens. Fabulous color wackiness is what happens! She starts with the basics, a nice green leaf turns her vivid green and grapes turn her "positively purple". Then a baby wanders by with a lovely orange and white striped towel dragging behind and it makes Sylvie wonder what stripes taste like... "rather stripy" in case you're wondering. By the time she's done with her feast of colors she's been paisley, flowery, red, blue and brown! And she's also sick to her stomach and looks kind of weird (but very colorful). "Sylvie didn't feel like Sylvie at all." When her family wanders past in their pink splendor Sylvie decides to go back to eating pink shrimp with a few frills now and then for dessert. The final picture in the book captures Sylvie's personality perfectly and will make kids laugh right out loud.
This is author/illustrator Jennifer Sattler's first picture book and she's off to a great start.

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