Feb 3, 2022
The Fussy Flamingo
By Jonnie Wild
Illustrated by Brita Granström
A fourth exciting adventure featuring the Five Flamingos
Baby Flamingo is a very fussy eater!
"I don't like flingo weed," says Baby. "I'm going to find a family that eats something delicious."
Baby visits the monkeys, the bats, the giraffes and the anteater, but he dosn't like ANY of their food. So he goes to the river to see what Crocodile likes to eat!"
The author's royalties will be donated in support of wildlife habitat conservation projects in Africa.
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"Fantastically funny is the latest in the Five Flamingos series from team Wild and Granström... Brita’s hilarious scenes heighten the drama of Jonnie’s text with its playful language and plethora of speech bubbles: together they’ve created a tasty tale of a fussy eater that youngsters will relish."
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Brita Granström's illustrations have won such top awards as the Smarties/Nestlé Silver Award, and the English Association Picture Book Award (no less than five times) and she has been twice shortlisted for the ALMA (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award). Her most recent book, with her husband Mick Manning, is The History of Prehistory. Brita’s memories of working as a volunteer for a flying doctor in Africa help to give authenticity as well as humour to her illustrations in the Flying Flamingos series. Brita Granström lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Jonnie Wild’s interest in conservation was first stimulated by his own children's distress at learning about destruction of the rainforests. He set up the Yorkshire Rainforest project, which planted new forest trees in an Amazon area as big as Yorkshire, and now has similar projects all over the world. He pioneered many environmental projects in the tropics whilst leading his family business – the famous Betty's Tea Rooms and Yorkshire Tea – and he now works with environmental scientists at the University of Leeds, supporting collaborative research and action in conserving forest habitats for the benefit of both animals and humans.