Thursday, June 19, 2008

Maybe We Are Flamingos by Safari Sue Thurman--Book Review

If you are looking for a charming, delightful story for your youngster, then you'll find it in Maybe We Are Flamingos.

Flora and Fernando are concerned because they don't look like the rest of their flock. Maybe they really aren't pink flamingos after all. But some thoughtful words from Mum assure them they will turn pink in about a year and stay pink because of the food they eat--which leaves these young birds much relieved and happy enough to draw a few pictures of what they might look like if they ate pineapples and watermelons.

Thurman has created a wonderful and humorous story with Maybe We Are Flamingos. Kids will love reading how Flora and Fernando go from scared and unsure to happy and silly. Thurman's gift of imagination shines through brilliantly when Flora and Fernando draw pictures of what they might look like if their diets were a bit different.

Kudos go out to Kevin Scott Collier for bringing this charming story to life with his beautiful illustrations. I was already a fan of Collier's work prior to this book, and he doesn't disappoint the reader this time around either.

My daughters, ages 6 and 4, absolutely loved Maybe We Are Flamingos and have asked for it to be read over and over again. They've also had great fun making up their own stories to match the illustrations--a true sign that this book has touched their hearts.

Maybe We Are Flamingos is a must have for every young reader!

Title: Maybe We Are Flamingos
Author: Safari Sue Thurman
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1-933090-98-6
U.S. Price: $10.95

Read my March 2008 interview with Sue Thurman here. For another book illustrated by Kevin Collier, go here.


Kim Chatel said...

My daughter is 8, going on 18 (lol) and she also loves this book. Great storytelling shines through!

Vicki Ray said...

I read Maybe We Are Flamingos to my daycare children (ages 3-8) and they loved this delightfully charming story of Flora and Fernando who don't think they belong to the flock of pink flamingos around them. After their mother explains that they WILL turn pink they are relieved. They begin to imagine what they might look like if they ate diets of cheeseburgers, tacos, broccoli, etc. The illustrations are adorable! This book, with it's sweet gentle message will be a wonderful addition to any child's collection of books!

Sue Thurman said...


Thanks for your wonderful words. I'm thrilled your daughter loved my book.

Sue Thurman said...


I'm thrilled your daycare kids loved the book. Thanks so much for your comments.

Sue said...


Your review is wonderful. Thank you so much for reading Maybe We Are Flamingos, and sharing the story with your daughters. That's why it was written, to share with those you love.