Characters from the first two books in this series, Adventures in Dinosaur Land and Florence the Fashionable Flamingo, come together to learn a lesson about diversity. Eddie Dinosaur sees that Florence Flamingo differs from dinosaurs or people and tells her he doesn’t want to play with her.
Key Concepts include diversity, feelings, being sorry, apologies, forgiveness, acceptance, make-believe, and aspirations.
There is an element of fantasy in this story with humans playing with a flamingo and a dinosaur; animals that think, talk, travel, and have feelings; and the characters pretending to have various occupations.
This book is appropriate for both boys and girls; and for children who are learning about diversity and the other above mentioned Key Concepts.
Key Vocabulary Words
(Does not include vocabulary from the previous two books in this series.)
BONUS: There’s a small butterfly on each page. Can you find it?
How did Florence feel when Eddie and Hudson said she was different from them?
Do you play with people who are different from you?
People who are different from us can show us new things. What did Florence bring to play with?
Have you ever asked someone to forgive you when you have been mean?
What do you imagine when you play make-believe?
What do you want to do when you grow up? You can do anything!