Flamingos Are Pretty Funky

A (Not So) Serious Guide

by Abi Cushman

On Sale: 06/04/2024

Flamingos Are Pretty Funky

A (Not So) Serious Guide

by Abi Cushman

illustrated by Abi Cushman

On Sale: 06/04/2024


About the Book

Flamingos Are Pretty Funky introduces young readers to flamingos and their fantastic and (truly) fabulous traits. A companion to Wombats Are Pretty Weird, this funny, reader-friendly narrative nonfiction picture book about the natural world features sidebars, comic panels, and extensive back matter.

Flamingos are tall, wading birds known for their bright pink color. Their nests look like tiny volcanoes, and they live in areas that are considered extreme—from nearly boiling bodies of water filled with corrosive chemicals to cold, mountainous regions where ice freezes around their feet. And if you ask their snake friend, Joey, those aren’t the only things that are fabulous about flamingos!

Abi Cushman’s Flamingos Are Pretty Funky contains informative, expressive, and funny illustrations of flamingos in their natural habitats. This enlightening picture book offers an entertaining blend of narration, sidebars, speech balloons, and dialogue and is a refreshing departure from traditional nonfiction. Flamingos Are Pretty Funky serves up a child-friendly guide to the fun and fancy world of flamingos and the mystery, beauty, and science of the natural world.

Back matter includes additional information about flamingos and their habitats.

Critical Praise

“Cushman's introduction to these tall pink wading birds delivers abundant information with a smile. . . . Bright, child-friendly artwork details these birds in a variety of poses and settings. . . . Factual text appears on spreads, sidebars, and diagrams, while snarky commentary emerges in speech bubbles. . . . Cushman has a good handle on what facts will interest her readers. . . . This should suit report writers and browsers alike.” — Booklist

“Funky is the word for this humorous guide to flamingos of all sorts. . . . A useful introduction that will entertain readers as it shares fascinating facts about these colorful birds, and a helpful addition to units on birds or animal adaptations” — School Library Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063234444
  • ISBN 10: 0063234440
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 06/04/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)

Flamingos Are Pretty Funky by

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.


Specialty Booksellers

Interest-specific online venues and gift accounts that offer books for purchase. The links will take you to the store’s home page.

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.