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Flip and Flop

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  154 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Flip is five and Flop is two, and whatever Flip does, Flop does too. But big-brother penguins, just like human ones, sometimes think that little brothers are pests. Flip wants to play with a buddy his own size, someone like Hip, the polar bear. And that leaves little Flop out in the cold.How Flop finds a friend of his own -- and a game that everyone can enjoy -- makes for ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Orchard (first published September 28th 2001)
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I liked this book because I connected to it on a personal level. My sister was always playing with her older friends so I had to find my own friends. I could use this book as a window (those with no siblings) or a mirror (those with younger or older siblings).
Sarah Sammis
Jul 10, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pc
Flip and Flop by Dawn Apperley tells the story of sibling penguins who are tired of playing with each other and the new friends they each make. The basic theme of learning the balance between family time and personal time is a good one but the book could have better.

The problem lies with who the new friends are: a pair of polar bear cubs. The few times I've read this book with my children, they both complain (rightly so) that polar bears live in the north and penguins live in the south. I know i
Elizabeth Woodruff
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is so cute! It was written and illustrated by Dawn Apperly. It is about two penguin brothers, Flip and Flop. They play together all the time and enjoy each others company. Flip is three years older than Flop and sometimes likes to play with a friend his age. Flop gets sad whenever Flip doesn't want to play with him. Flop wanders off and finds himself a friend to play with. After a while flop and hop(his bear friend) head home. They see their older brothers, Flip and Hip, sitting and lo ...more
Jan 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I would never have given this cute little book a second glance if I hadn't been looking for stories to use in a "winter" themed story time. As it turns out, this was just the ticket! Our mixed group of babies, toddlers, and pre-school aged children were captivated by this story of an older brother and baby brother playing together in the snow. A Combination of sparse text, clear illustrations, fun words, and familiar daily drama drew their rapt attention.

"Wheeeeee!" "Look at me!" "I can stand on
Gabriel Wallis
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
My 16-month old daughter brought me this book the other day, wanting me to read it to her. She crawled into my lap while I read the book to her. Personally, I wasn't too impressed with the book. It was okay. But my daughter was captivated. The illustrations were simple enough for her to grasp, and there were a lot of names that she wanted to repeat... Flip, Flop, Hip, Hop. And there were words she had to try out... boomba, slip-slide. When we finished, my daughter and I had a little tug-of-war w ...more
Becky B
Flip and Flop are brothers, and they love each other. But sometimes Flip gets tired of his little brother tagging along and wants to play with his friends. Flop gets sad all by himself until he makes a friend of his own.

The illustrations in this are really cute. (Ok, I'm partial to penguins anyway.) The story is one kids with siblings will readily relate to. I would hesitate to read this aloud to a class though because one of the games the penguins play involves bouncing on their bottoms and the
Feb 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-elementary
This a a good book for younger readers who have older siblings. These penguin brothers play together, but the older one gets bored of his little brother and wants to go play with his friend. At first the little brother penguin is sad then he meets a baby polar bear his own age and they begin to play and have fun. In the end the older brother misses his younger brother and he ends up playing with him, his friends and his little brothers friend and they all invent a game together and everyone is h ...more
Rosa Cline
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a charming book about friendships and baby siblings. Two brother penguins enjoy playing with one another but older brother gets tired and wants to play with his friend polar bear. So baby brother wanders off crying until he finds another friend his age. They find they have lots of fun together while their older brothers are being bored. But soon all four decide to play together and have fun. Learning that sometimes older and younger siblings can be annoying but always love one another.
Meg McGregor
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very sweet book that demonstrates that brotherly love comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages.

You will get a very comfy-cozy feeling while reading this book to your little ones.

Whether they live at the North or South Poles, I found the penguins and the polar bears in this story utterly charming.
Do your little ones love penguins? Then this book is the perfect fit! Not only does it portray the relationship between two siblings, but also the joy of making new friends. Follow Flip as he goes out on his own when his big brother Flop runs off with his own friends. Younger readers are sure to enjoy Flip and his entertaining love of games.
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