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Friday, October 7, 2016

Flip Flap Floodle: A New "Classic" Nursery Tale

Hey guys! I just got finished reading Flip Flap Floodle by Joan Y. Edwards, a sweet little children's story for reading aloud to preschool/nursery age kids. It features a little duck who plays a flute, which is a pretty cute idea for a protagonist. The little duck meets many different kinds of people along his journey to musical greatness: those who are too busy with their own song to pay attention to him, those who recognize his talent and encourage him--and those who eat him.

"Wait, what?"

Yeah, no lie. That's one of the reasons I said this story would make a good addition to the classic repertoire of nursery rhymes. It's got that good old-fashioned scare you get from the three little pigs, or the original Red Riding Hood, and it's full of sweet little ditties and sounds that will make little kids laugh. It understands the consequence-free mentality of a child, while sharing the heartfelt themes parents might even need to hear again themselves (especially if you're a writer or an artist): never give up, and never stop playing your own little song.

Oh, and it's super-cute.

You can pick up Flip Flap Floodle on Amazon at the link above, and you should click on Joan's name to learn more about her! She's a very sweet, positive, and supportive person, and you can also read an interview with her here, where she shares some encouraging tips for burgeoning writers, and tells the story of how Flip Flap Floodle came to be. (Its origin is really sweet.)

Happy reading!


  1. Dear Jen,
    Thank you very much for reading and writing a rave review of Flip Flap Floodle on your blog. Flip is VERY honored and is singing his song for you! Flip Flap Floodle, Floodle, Floodle!

    Believe in you
    Never Give Up

  2. What a great review! You know how to do this well! Loved it!

    1. Thanks Linda! Always love to have another reader on the blog. = )