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Nov 27 2019

A flamboyance of flamingos by Jennifer Cossins

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Hachette, Lothian Children's Books, 2019. ISBN: 9780734419859.
(Age: 5 -12 years). Themes: English Language, Collective Nouns, Animals, Birds, Sea Creatures. Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins is the author of the bestselling 101 Collective Nouns that has entertained both teachers and students with its vibrant drawings and easy to read collective nouns. Her newest publication, A Flamboyance of Flamingos, provides a snapshot of some popular creatures of the Animal Kingdom and their more unusual collective nouns, for example: a tiding of magpies, a paddle of platypuses, an aurora of polar bears, an ostentation of peacocks.
A Flamboyance of Flamingos is a small illustrated hardback compendium that would make a perfect gift for those readers who are fascinated by the use of the English language combined with simple yet colourful illustrations. It is a delightful book that would be a welcome addition to any young person's home or classroom library.
Kathryn Beilby

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