"It’s raining in the zoo and all is not what it seems in the flamingo pool. Meet Frankie the flamingo and her assorted sidekicks as they unravel the mystery of the sinking flamingo. This picture book for 5-8 year olds explains in a fun and informative way what happens to rainwater and wastewater once it enters the sewers and how water is supplied to buildings."

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'Mysterious case of the sinking flamingo' - News, resources and updates

Why raingardens are so great - by Clarence the crab

Why raingardens are so great – by Clarence the crab

When it rains I and my friends get poo on our heads. Which is really, really, really yukky. Why does this happen? Well, it’s because of combined drains. Combined drains take both sewage (which is what we call water after it has been used in our homes) and rainwater combined ...
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Another Frankie the flamingo fan!

Another Frankie the flamingo fan!

Lisa Mu and Cici in super incognito mode enjoying The mysterious case of the elephant that forgot ...
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Frankie and the balloon races - Open House

Frankie and the balloon races – Open House

Our building was part of Open House London, an annual festival celebrating the architecture and urban landscape of London. It is staged by the charity Open City which campaigns to make London a more accessible, equitable and open city. Cullinan Studio converted this Victorian warehouse into their low-energy office in ...
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Frankie and the balloon race

Check out this fabulous video by WatEf of Frankie the flamingo doing balloon racing with Ellie the elephant making a guest appearance: Note to self. Need to ask the WatEf technical department what SMILLING actually is. Its all a bit reminiscent of when Frankie was called the Stinking Flamingo by ...
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The mysterious case of the frog in the toilet cistern

The mysterious case of the frog in the toilet cistern

Part 1 Due to Corona virus the zoo animals were currently looking after themselves. Apart from the gorillas, Warren the warthog and Frankie the flamingo’s rather annoying cousin Florence, who had found the deepest, leakiest paddling pool ever invented to wallow in, it was all going pretty well. Meanwhile, Frankie ...
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Be Water Smart this Summer with Frankie the flamingo!

Be Water Smart this Summer with Frankie the flamingo!

Frankie the flamingo is off solving a couple of new cases – The mysterious case of the frog in the toilet cistern and The mysterious case of the leopard that changed its spots. Super exciting if a little confusing trying to solve two cases at the same time especially as ...
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The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo video

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FlamingoesRUs

FlamingoesRUs

Lainey, seven, decided to show Kerry and Chris what they are missing when counting small brown shore birds on various mudflats. Here at the ech2o office we think its a fabulous drawing and assume Lainey was inspired by ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo.’  Clarence the crab can’t stop ...
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Buy The mysterious case of the elephant that forgot

Book costs £5.99. Postage and packing is £2 so £7.99 in total Drop us an email at info@ech2o.co.uk with your name and address details. We will send you an invoice. You pay it by BACS and we will send you your book out. Nearly as simple as Amazon! And with the ...
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Frankie and Clarence hit the Science Museum as part of The Year of Engineering

Frankie and Clarence hit the Science Museum as part of The Year of Engineering

137 kids (and their parents) helped Frankie the flamingo solve ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’ and voted on whether stopping pooing when its raining or stopping rainwater getting into the sewers is the best solution to prevent Clarence the crab getting poo on his head. Then they found ...
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Feedback about The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo

Feedback about The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo

‘A lovely story. Perhaps some actual props would help – a flamingo etc. Then Safa got a flamingo out! Thank you!’ Reception class teacher ‘Lots of interactive questions and clues and movement meant the message was made really clear. Very child friendly.’ Year 1 teacher ‘The children liked the characters and ...
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Frankie as Pancake Art!!

Frankie as Pancake Art!!

Thanks to Tamica and Ciara (aged 8) Frankie the flamingo is now the proud owner of her very own self portrait as a pancake. And after we took this photo we tucked into it with gusto. Ten out of ten was the verdict of everyone ...
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Anyone can be an artist ??

Anyone can be an artist ??

Frankie the flamingo agrees probably anyone can be an artist but is very pleased that after Cath sketched her growing up  she got Jon Evans on board to depict her as the suave cool flamingo she has grown up to be. Its the always asking questions that has led her to ...
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Flamingo Investigation Department – Pending cases

The FID have closed The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo. But they have several pending cases ready to go: The mysterious case of FOG in the sewers! The mysterious case of the block of wood that fell from outer space! The mysterious case of the elephant that forgot! The ...
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Get your very own copy of 'The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo'!

Get your very own copy of ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’!

You can buy the 'The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo' via Amazon, or email us directly if you are a school, or want to buy multiple copies ...
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Frankie the Flamingo worksheets

Frankie the Flamingo worksheets

A series of worksheets for KS1&KS2 ...
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Frankie the Flamingo’s first book review!

Adam Vaughan, an architect specialising in low-energy design, and a sponsor for the 'Frankie the Flamingo' Kickstarter campaign, has written a review of The Mysterious Case of the Sinking Flamingo for Tracing Green ...
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Thank you to those who donated

On behalf of the Flamingo Investigation Department I (Denzil the Dragonfly) want to send out massive thanks to the loads and loads of amazing people and organisations who helped make ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’ a reality ...
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Cath discusses her successful kickstarter campaign to fund 'The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo'

Cath discusses her successful kickstarter campaign to fund ‘The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo’

Cath Hassell understands the power of crowd-funding – and how it can give an idea its wings. She raised £6,000 to get her children’s book, The Mysterious Case of the Sinking Flamingo, which teaches primary school children about sustainable water, off the ground. Here’s what she learned along the way… When ...
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The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo wins a SWIG award!

The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo wins a SWIG award!

Cath gives her winner's speech after 'The mysterious case of the sinking flamingo' gets a SWIG Award. Given that SWIG is the Sustainable Water Industry Group and looks at all aspects of water within the built environment, it is the perfect award for the book ...
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