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Flip Flap Floodle Won Two Firebird Book Awards: Children’s Humor and Picture Book for Ages 4-8

Firebird Book Award
Children’s Book – Humor
Picture Book for Ages 4-8

Oh my goodness! I am very excited. You’ll find me floating around in the clouds with my big winter coat on.
Flip Flap Floodle won two Firebird Book Awards for 2021
1st Place, 
Children’s Book Humor
3rd Place, 
Picture Books Ages 4-8 

Flip Flap Floodle written and illustrated by Joan Y. Edwards wins two 2021 Firebird Book Awards

All 2021 Firebird Book Award  Winners  

Thank you to Speak Up Talk Radio for having this contest with entrance fees that are used to  provide pillowcases for women and children in homeless shelters.


I’ve told Flip Flap Floodle since I was 5 years old. I told it to everyone who would listen. I told it to the children in my class when I taught school. When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought it would be great to get Flip Flap Floodle published as a book so my child could read it. After trying for years and years to get someone  to publish it, I decided to take a chance on myself. I illustrated it and self-published it in 2004. I am thrilled that I can now say I am an award-winning writer! Hip Hip Hooray!

When you and your child read Flip Flap Floodle, I hope it will capture your heart and fill you with the belief and courage to keep on going even when things seem really bad.

One parent said,
“My daughter sleeps with the book every night.”

A grandma said, “My grandson goes around singing Flip Flap Floodle all day.”

Many adults say, “Flip’s song bubbles up in my mind when trouble meets me in the eyes.  I sing and hum his song. It helps me believe I can get through it and I don’t give up.”

Click below for Flip’s Song

Book Trailer

Book Summary: Flip Flap Floodle is a happy little duck who goes to show Grandma how well he can play on his new flute. Flip believes  his song will save him from Mr. Fox. He is in big trouble when Mr. Fox doesn’t like even like his song. Will Flip’s mother find him before it’s too late? Will Grandma get to hear Flip’s song?

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Don’t just take my word for it. Here is what others say:


FULL OF FUN***** 5 stars

Flip Flap Floodle, a sweet trusting musical duckling encounters several characters on his way to Grandma’s house. There’s Mr. Chicken, Mr. Bear, and the baddy-wad Mr. Fox.

This is a delightful story on several developmental levels: colorful illustrations to entertain toddlers; a funny story that will enrapture kindergarten-age children; a self-reader for first and second graders; a good message for older children; and a musical book to please all children.

A great twist at the end!
…Best regards, Joan Reid

 Amazon Reviews
 More Flip Reviews

Kindergarten Teacher, Natalie Sanchez and Second Grade Teacher, Dan Barber review my class visits and Flip Flap Floodle below:

For Teachers

Flip Flap Floodle  Multiple Intelligences Matrix for Kindergarten

Sample Lesson Plan using Flip Flap Floodle Flip Diversified Intelligence Lesson Plan


Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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