Children's Literature @ NYPL
Booktalking "Flamingo Sunset" by Jonathan London
A baby chick is incubated by a flamingo couple for a month. When it hatches, its mother feeds it milk, mouth-to-mouth. Later, the bird baby rushes to its mother when a storm suddenly darkens the sky and rain pours down.
However, the next morning, a calm, bright world emerges. The flamingo grows and develops. Eventually, the teenage flamingo is able to fly with friends and family across the sunset. They will migrate back to the same site next year to repeat the process and perpetuate the species.
I love the sunset colors in the illustrations, with bright pink flamingos everywhere. There are beautiful, double-page spreads in this book.