Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children’s books. Her latest book; Flora and the Penguin will be released October 2014. In this frosty follow-up to the 2014 Caldecott Honoree Flora and the Flamingo, Flora forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin as they dance above and below the ice. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other’s graceful ice dance. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Artist Molly Idle creates an innovative, wordless picture book with clever flaps that reveal Flora and the penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as only true friends do. Molly is local to Arizona, and lives in Tempe.
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