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Random House Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Meet a flamingo of a different stripe!

“Mama, why are we pink?” asks an irrepressible and ever-curious young flamingo named Sylvie. When she learns that it's due to the little pink brine shrimp they eat, Sylvie takes the maxim “You are what you eat!” to a whole new level. Her new diet leads to some very interesting new looks—from scarlet to stripey to positively purple! Like Leo Lionni's chameleon in A Color of His Own, Sylvie eventually comes to learn that being yourself is the best thing to be—though with her own flair!

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User Review  - melissarochelle - LibraryThing

Read on September 17, 2015 Sylvie wants to be more than just pink -- everything else on the beach is different than her flamingo family. Her mom says she's pink because of what she eats so she goes on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kbernard - LibraryThing

I loved this book. It tells a short story about a flamingo who asks her mother why she is pink. The mother explains their pink color being from the food they eat. Sylvie gets the bright idea to eat ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jennifer Sattler's expressive watercolors bring Sylvie and her sunny environment and creative outlook to life. This is Jennifer's first picture book for Random House Children's Books. She has taught painting and drawing and exhibited extensively, winning an NEA grant in 1996. She is now a full-time mom living in Greenfield, New York.

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