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Flora and the Chicks: A Counting Book by Molly Idle

(Flora's Board Books)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Board Book, 20 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by Chronicle Books (first published February 28th 2017)
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Flora is back again with some more fine feathered friends. This is a counting book with fold out flaps. The nephew loves anything interactive, so he likes opening the flaps. This is wordless with numbers on each page with the chicks. It is a cute book. The nephew gave it 5 stars. He enjoyed it. It is my least favorite Flora book so far, but it was still cute.
I imagine Molly Idle may be weary of drawing birds, but my granddaughters and I can't get enough of her Flora books. We named our dog Flora in part because of our love for Flora and the Flamingos. I am excited that our baby grandson, Roland, has a Flora book for the youngest readers now. We will be raising him right introducing him to Molly.

She beautifully communicates humor, emotional intensity, and movement through every illustration.
This actually was a board book, but I'm not about to start a board book category now that I'm retired. It was very pleasant. But not any more than that. Actually, I was rather disappointed in it. I appreciated the humor in having a chick appear in a pocket of Flora and the various dance positions of Flora is lovely. However, it was not a terrifically creative book in my opinion. It does the job, hence 3 stars, but I expected more of Molly Idle. ...more
Jillian Heise
Adorable - LOVE Flora! And with the Chicks, this counting (with some lift-flaps) board book is a delight. A MUST for any baby shower you need to attend. Ever.
Alex  Baugh
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-book
Flora is back, but this time in a board book for younger readers. It's time to collect eggs, but not the to eggs she finds the hen sitting on. As Flora watches, she sees the egg begin to crack and out come a baby chick. While she is admiring the first chick, another eggs begins to crack, in fact that happens 8 more time. By the end, instead of putting eggs in her bowl, she has 10 chicks. But this is a counting book, and by lifting the full-sized flaps, kids can learn to count to 10, counting the ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Prime example of Molly Idle cranking out another book to make a quick $. I found this book to be boring and unimaginative. Once you get to the number nine, if you open the page with the "9" and not the page to the right, it actually has the number 10 with 1 chicken and 16 chicks. Poor design, and not a good counting book in my opinion. ...more
Love the illustrations. Flora is quickly overwhelmed by the hatching chicks, who will not stay put. Mother hen looks exhausted. Playful and fun, but not as well-designed as Molly Idle's other Flora books. The board book format with the fold out pages may not hold up well to eager, grasping fingers that are just learning how to be kind to books. ...more
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: board-books
Idle turns to a board book format in this follow-up to her popular dance-filled Flora picture books. This book is a counting book will robust fold-out pages that let children discover with page turns the number of eggs hatching. Flora tries to keep track of all of the little chicks, but there’s quite a few as the number climbs all the way to ten. A charming counting book sure to please.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
So simple and sweet. I love that it incorporates ballet positions!
Chance Lee
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-it
Wordless counting book packed with personality, like other books featuring Flora and all the birds she encounters.
Sandy Brehl
In FLORA and the CHICKS, Idle has provided her irresistible character, FLORA, with a challenge of constrained but comical proportions. Always a fan of feathered friends (FLORA AND The FLAMINGO, FLORA AND THE PENGUIN, FLORA AND THE PEACOCKS), Flora arrives at the nest, bowl in hand, to collect eggs. Just then Mama Hen strolls away and the chicks begin breaking out of their shells. With her signature grace and emotive expressions, Flora faces the challenge of corralling freshly-hatching chicks wit ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Flora counts chicks as they hatch from a nest.

Ms. Idle's lovely drawings? Check! Cute fluffy animals? Check! Learning ballet from Flora? Check! Hard not to love this book? Check!

This could be a great read for siblings, the younger one can count the chickens, the older one can learn the steps with Flora, and both can have fun!

No content issues.

Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
The Disneyesque illustrations dance across the page as Flora meets a nest-full of chicks and gives a simple counting lesson. I was happy she returned the chicks to the mama hen at the book's conclusion. ...more
CT Mahoney
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Destiney Dickson
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Copyright- Molly Idle 2017
Number of pages- 20
Book format- Board book
Reading level- 0-3 years
Genre- Fiction
Lit Requirement- Engineered book

Flora has her hands full with 10 rambunctious chicks in this wordless book. 1 by 1 the chicks hatch and become harder to watch and control. She tries to put them in a bowl but they wont stay. However, mama chicken finally returns when her last baby hatches and they all go to her. Flora is elated that the mama chicken and her little chicks are finally reunited
The small size of the format works well for this counting book featuring Flora and a hen and its newly-hatched chicks. However, since I adore those illustrations so much, I would have loved to have had this book in the larger size typical of picture books. (That's just me being selfish and greedy for wanting more of Flora and her deft movements, of course.) As the hen takes a break from sitting on those eggs, Flora watches as one by one, they hatch, thus enabling readers to count the chicks alon ...more
Kid Lit Reviews
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Flora carries a bowl with which to hold the day’s eggs. Mother Hen looks into Flora’s empty bowl; Flora looks into the hen’s nest, filled with nearly a dozen eggs. A cracking sound signals the first chick is hatching. Ooh, a second eggs hatches and now Flora holds two fluffy, yellow chicks. A pair of feet pops through another egg. This makes three—3—chicks!

Those who loved the Flora’s picture book series will enjoy her new board book series. The well-constructed board pages will hold up to little
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Flora and the Chicks has no written words but shows the numbers 1-10. Flora picks up each chick as they hatch from their eggs and counts them one at a time. Flora and the Chicks was a simple, cute book, but I feel that it could've been more interesting. The pages were not very lively for children ages 0-2. Although, the pages were very blank, it could help younger children focus clearly on the number of chicks Flora is counting. Teachers would be able to clearly point out the number of chicks Fl ...more
Ames Public Library Youth Services
Just like the larger, picture book versions of Flora, this board book is BEAUTIFUL in its simplicity and innocence of characters. Flora is seen next to a nest of eggs and each page/spread adds one more hatched chick as the eggs become fewer and fewer. Flora gracefully dances her way through a celebration of life. Both a counting book and a lovely celebration of new friends, this book is sure to please all readers.
Rebecca Ann
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I love the Flora books. This one is wordless with just 1-10 and "the end". Everything else is told visually. It is essentially just 9 precocious baby chicks hatching with the ballet-like movements of the little girl (Flora) as she tries to wrangle them. This book is best for a 1 on 1 read with baby/toddler ages. ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
We really like all of the Flora books. I love that this one is about counting to 10, because it is perfect for my daughter who LOVES to count things. One thing that I wish was different: I wish it was not a board book with fold out pages. That just makes it difficult for a child to understand how to "read" it and it also is super breakable/tear-able. ...more
Drew Graham
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Flora counts all the fluffy little chicks.

This is a different sort of thing for the Flora series, shorter and with minimal text, but it's great to see her immensely appealing style translated to board book style, and of course Flora's fine feathered friends lend themselves perfectly to a counting primer.
Stephanie Bange
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful entry in the Molly Idle's Flora board book series. This one is a counting book, as Molly counts all of the eggs in the chicken's nest as they hatch. Focal colors of reds and yellows flow well together. As with other titles in the series, Flora's fluid dancing poses throughout have fabulous lines throughout.

Fans of this series will gobble it up!
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Molly Idle keeps her Flora series fresh in this board book designed to teach young readers to count from one to ten as the titular character finds herself bombarded by chicks. Lift the flaps reveals the chaotic fun.
A simple board book to help with learning to count to ten featuring Flora and an ever expanding number of baby chicks. The drawings appear to be simple line drawings filled in with watercolor. Pages fold in and out for another level of reader involvement.
Not my favorite Flora book.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another adorable creation from Molly Idle. Sweet, simplistic illustrations adorn the pages of this counting to 10 board book.
Chicks, lift the flaps, and counting to ten.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although this book is well done and good as a board book; not appropriate for my selection committee criteria.
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adorable like all the rest :)
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