Freddie and Fifi are two fashionista flamingos who decide to open a fashion boutique and style other animals on the African savanna in fluffy pink feathers. The outfits they create have silly results and calamitous outcomes, teaching the valuable lesson that we are perfect, just the way we are!
“A caper of a story that encourages creative self-expression and promotes the invaluable message that we are perfect exactly as we are.”
Available on Kindle and Audible, the audio version is narrated by actor Michael Maloney.
This is the first audiobook I have reviewed and the first I have listened to that is aimed at young children, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Flamingo Fashion is a lovely rhyming story with such a beautiful message. The story itself is aimed at 3-6 year olds and, although I would imagine the book would appeal to 3 year olds, I did feel that the audiobook itself would be more suitable for the older of this age group.
As I was listening to the story my mind was racing with ideas of how this could be used in the classroom. It certainly opens up lots of opportunities for visualisation tasks as the descriptions are very vivid. A great story to have in any teacher’s toolkit!
Flamingo Fashion is a very enjoyable story that children are sure to love!
About the Author
Sam Hunter is a full-time mum, podcast host and entrepreneur. She started writing after the birth of her son in 2017 and self-published her first book – Flamingo Fashion – at the end of 2020.
Sam wrote creatively as a young girl on her weekends and during visits to her mum’s office in the summer holidays. All of her writing was about animals and it is no wonder that her first book is a children’s story set in an animal’s world!
Her first book, a middle grade novel called Freddie’s Fantastic Adventures, was inspired by a children’s t-shirt with a flamingo on the front and while out walking a few years later, the idea for Flamingo Fashion popped into her head!
Sam is passionate about developing both children’s and adult’s creativity and her writing is designed to inspire imaginations in a fun and playful way. Proceeds from the book are going to the LitWorld charity, who work to develop children’s creative confidence and literacy skills, through the power of storytelling.
Sam lives with her son, daughter and husband in Hertfordshire, England.
Proceeds from book sales all going to the LitWorld Charity: http://www.litworld.org/virtualreadalouds#author
Flamingo Fashion is available in ebook and audiobook now.