Meet a flamingo that comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be! “Mama, why are we pink?” asks an ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. When she learns that it’s due to the little pink brine shrimp they eat, Sylvie takes the maxim “You are what you eat!” to a whole new level. Her new diet leads to some colorful new looks–from scarlet to green to positively purple! Ultimately, Sylvie learns the valuable lesson that sometimes it’s best just to be yourself. Little listeners will love trying to guess “what happens next?” This new edition is perfect for little hands, and for stowing in backpacks and strollers for reading on the go! “There is a surprise ending that will surely induce giggles from kids. Sattler’s art steals the show; the colors are eye-popping and vibrant, right to the swirling bright endpapers. As Sylvie changes colors the background changes hues as well. This title is sure to create story time magic.” –School Library Journal
Jennifer Sattler is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including <i>Sylvie</i> and<i> Uh Oh, Do Do!, </i>and the Chick ‘N’ Pug and Pig Kahuna series. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and then went on to study painting and drawing at the University of New Hampshire, followed by the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1996, she won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books have won The Mockingbird Award for Picture Books and The Georgia Children’s Book Award. Jennifer lives in upstate New York.