Nancy Cote offers a tale with a more uplifting turn of events in Flip-Flops. It's Mama's day off and she and Penny are heading to the beach, but Penny is hesitant to leave her friends behind in the city. Besides, she has only one flip-flop and feels a bit like an unmatched flip-flop herself with no one to play with. At first she is bored, but soon she finds a friend and more uses than she could have ever imagined for her lonely flip-flop. Reviewed by Alice Cary.