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


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Even before he hatched, Floyd’s wildlife care specialists 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 Wildlife Alliance Press, is part of its Hope and Inspiration Series.

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