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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends

by (author) Tiffany Stone

illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2004
Humorous Stories, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), General
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2004
    List Price

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Sneezing birds, complaining flamingos, warrior Vikings and radioactive cats! All these entertaining characters and a host of child friendly themes are found in the pages of Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends, a lively, appealing book of poetry that should find its way onto the bookshelf of every family. Catchy rhymes and clever word-play make this an engaging, amusing read under a quilt, in the bath or under a tree.

About the authors

Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.

Tiffany Stone's profile page

Kathryn E. Shoemaker is the illustrator of many books for children, among them A Telling Time, My Animal Friends and Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends for Tradewind Books. She teaches children’s illustration at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kathryn E. Shoemaker's profile page


  • Short-listed, BC Book Prize Chocolate Lily Award

Editorial Reviews

“Like Dennis Lee’s first book, Floyd the Flamingo might prove to be Tiffany Stone’s calling card into Canadian children’s lit.”

Montreal Gazette

Other titles by Tiffany Stone

Other titles by Kathryn E. Shoemaker