Maybe We Are Flamingos by Safari Sue Thurman

Maybe We Are Flamingos
Safari Sue Thurman
Guardian Angel Publishing (2008)
ISBN 9781933090986
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (8/08)

“Maybe We Are Flamingos” is the story of two baby flamingos, Flora and Fernando, who are confused as to why they are white and the rest of their flock is pink.  They get worried that they are with the wrong flock and start to think that maybe they are not really flamingos.  After asking their mom, they find out that eventually they will turn pink because of the foods that they eat.

Cayden:  “I wonder why they are white?  All of the other ones are pink!”

Max:  “Bird cry!”

Cayden:  “I hope they don’t make them leave!  They look like them but they just aren’t the same color.  I still think they are flamingos though!”

Cayden:  “So they will turn pink because of what they eat?”

Max:  “Taco!”

Cayden:  “This is funny!!  They are pretending what they would look like if they ate tacos and broccoli!  Look it is a taco bird!”

Cayden:  “And now they are burgers and pizza!! “

Max:  “Bird apple!”

Cayden:  “My favorite part is when they turn into all of those foods!”

Parent’s comments:
“Maybe We Are Flamingos” by Safari Sue Thurman is a very educational book that teaches children about how the flamingo gets his pink color.  The illustrations are hilarious during the part where the flamingos imagine what they would look if they ate different foods.  My children were laughing out loud seeing the birds looking like foods from pineapples to candy canes!  Not only was “Maybe We Are Flamingos” a great story, my children learned something new as well!

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