Friday, November 21, 2008

Feeling Odd and Different? Maybe You're a Flamingo, too!

Remember your favorite treasured story from childhood? Maybe We Are Flamingos, by Arizona author “Safari” Sue Thurman, has those magical elements, wrapped in humor, love, and beautiful illustrations, by Kevin Collier. For a sneak preview, watch the book trailer.

This story is a great way to add some Pink to your holidays and makes the perfect gift for every child on your list at only $10.95. It is gaining popularity at zoo gift shops across the country.

Flora and Fernando Flamingo hatch into a family of very tall, very pink birds. Soon the siblings worry about their white color . . . until the day they each discover a dark gray feather.

When mum explains flamingos are white, gray, then pink, the little flamingos dance on their tiptoes with happiness. Adult flamingos stay pink because of the foods they eat. Amid giggles the birds wonder what the flock would look like if they ate a diet of only broccoli or tacos? Using their vivid imaginations, the young flamingos draw funny pictures. That night their mum explains, “The color of your feathers is not important, but what is in your heart.”

Inspired by producing programs for millions of children and their families, Thurman is now focused on producing and directing a television pilot based on igniting children’s creative thinking with the best key to unlock the imagination . . . books.

Maybe We Are Flamingos is available now online at: Guardian Angel Publishing, Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and other locations worldwide.

You can visit Safari Sue here. Tell her Mel Edwards' Votre Vray sent you!
(Sue is one of the original 75 women who interviewed for the Votre Vray Creative Women project.)

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