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Mud City: A Flamingo Story

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 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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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.
Kathryn Joyce
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.
Gemma Alexander
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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