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Mud City: A Flamingo Story

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The shallow lake is crowded with flamingos. A few stand on a toothpick leg and doze. Others dip their heads upside down into the cloudy water to eat. But most sit on a mud nest to shade an egg from the blistering sun.

Follow a flamingo from egg through adulthood in this fascinating tale

On a muddy mound in a salty lake, a mother and father flamingo take turns protecting the
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Jul 15, 2015 Shelli rated it really liked it
This is interesting and informative look into the life of a flamingo from egg to adulthood. The fact that surprised me the most was “Sometimes they migrate hundreds of miles during the night before returning to feed the chick.” I wonder if I would have had that kind of determination to nurture my own child or would have just opted to stick with having a dog.

Mud City would be a wonderful addition to any elementary/middle school classroom or library, particularly when covering Earth Science.
Apr 23, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
We enjoyed this book, but didn't love it like we did Cactus Hotel. We learned many new things about flamingoes and because this is a 'whole, living' book it impacted the kids and they seemed genuinely interested and were able to narrate it with great detail. The illustrations were well done.

The one thing that makes a 3 star instead of higher is that it's a very sad book, and I don't think it needed to be. The author tells about the nests and awaiting of the eggs and then in a flood almost all of
Robin Rousu
Solid nonfiction picture book, interesting, but not particularly compelling. Recommended for ages 5-8 if they are into flamingoes.
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Apr 18, 2012 Kathryn Joyce rated it it was amazing
A funny flamingo shares his life story and all about him. This would be nice to use in a unit on animals or tropical biomes. Grades 3-5.
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Jun 19, 2009 Gemma Alexander rated it really liked it
A little above Xuan Xuan's head, but it had a lot of information about the flamingo life cycle packed into a story format.
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