PreS-Gr 2--It's Marco Flamingo's birthday and Elephant gives him the best gift of all-an invitation to a jungle safari. Marco sets sail on his adventure but runs out of food and his boat capsizes; fortunately, he discovers that land is close enough for him to fly in safely. Many of the illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny. Marco plays ring toss with the giraffes, buries his head in the sand with an ostrich, and roars along with a lion, showing off his bird tongue and crooked beak. Although there are references to Marco Flamingo (2008), and Marco Flamingo Under the Sea (2009, both Raven Tree), this bilingual picture book works well as a stand-alone title. The Spanish text matches the English in tone and reading level. The short list of vocabulary words at the end of the book includes articles so that readers can tell whether the Spanish words are masculine or feminine.--Rebecca Hickman, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL[Page 109]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.