Authors: Jennifer Sattler
Tags: #Children's Picture Book
Copyright © 2009 by Jennifer Sattler
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Sattler, Jennifer Gordon.
Sylvie / by Jennifer Sattler. — 1st ed.
Summary: When Sylvie the pink flamingo learns her color comes from the little pink shrimp she eats,
she decides to expand her choices, trying everything under the sun, and unfortunately, overdoing it.
ISBN 978-0-375-85708-9 (trade) — ISBN 978-0-375-95708-6 (lib. bdg.) —
eISBN: 978-0-307-97661-1 (ebk)
[1. Flamingos—Fiction. 2. Birds—Fiction. 3. Food—Fiction.] I. Title.
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To Paul, who always said this would happen.
And to Anna, who made it so.
One morning, Sylvie looked at her family.
Then she looked around at everything else.
“Mama,” she asked, “why are we pink?”
“Well, dear, we’re pink because the little shrimp we eat are pink,” said Mama.
That gave Sylvie an idea.
She tried nibbling on some palm leaves.
Sure enough, she started to turn green!
Next she spotted some delicious-looking grapes.