Fabulous Floyd: The True Story of a Flamingo Who Never Gave Up

2019 NAPPA Awards winner!

“We’re thrilled to honor the Hope and Inspiration Children’s Book Collection,” says NAPPA Awards Director Elena Epstein. “Georgeanne Irvine and her team give us an intimate and detailed look at these animals and their unique stories. Each book is a charming blend of facts, engaging personal stories and lots of heart and compassion. The plush animal characters created for each book are adorable and a perfect companion for the books.” 

NPPA National Parenting Product Awards.

Even before he hatched, Floyd’s keepers knew his life would be different! Fabulous Floyd is an inspiring, hardcover children’s book about a real flamingo at the San Diego Zoo, who overcame many obstacles in his life, including an unprecedented series of operations to straighten his crooked legs. It chronicles his journey from hatching to becoming an animal ambassador to his surgery and recovery, and shows how he helped his human caretakers learn about never giving up.

Floyd’s uplifting story, written by Georgeanne Irvine, is illustrated with engaging photographs, and includes a section featuring fun facts about flamingos.  Fabulous Floyd,published by San Diego Zoo Global Press, is part of its new San Diego Zoo Kids Hope and Inspiration Series.

Consider adding our Floyd the Flamingo Plush to make an inspiring gift bundle.

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See what our readers have to say...

“The story of Floyd encourages young readers (and all of us!) to stand strong through the battles we face in life. Floyd teaches us that sometimes the struggles we face can help us become more loved and appreciated than we ever dreamed! “ Kris Flynn, retired educator and reading specialist, San Diego County Office of Education and WestEd

 “The book would make a good read-aloud selection for classrooms. Independent readers will be drawn to the bright, colorful photographs, while the inspirational subject matter will keep them involved.”  Denise Moore, formerly at O’Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD, for the School Library Journal

 

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