Flora/Fauna is the retail brand and creative outlet of California based artist Sylvie-Marie Drescher, and offers handmade home and gift items inspired by nature. Located in Pescadero, CA, on the Slow Coast, one of the most ecologically diverse regions of California, Flora/Fauna’s handmade soaps, candles and prints are a reflection of the surrounding landscapes.
We attempt to source all of our materials locally and use recycled and non-toxic supplies whenever possible. Our exclusive designs are incorporated into functional items to give our customers something with both style and purpose. We are always looking for ways to improve what we make and to lessen the environmental impact of our products.
What People Are Saying About A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes
"The book is a charming bedtime story. As many parents perhaps know too well, children love having a favorite book read to them over and over; Rhumba is a book you'll likely enjoy reading time and again for its simplicity, charm, warmth, and wonderful unique illustrations."
— Lisa Shara, North State Parent Magazine, November 2015
"I am especially excited to tell you about this book, because it’s not only unique, bright, and engaging, but the fantastic illustrations are done by Bookshop’s very own Sylvie-Marie Drescher! Sylvie’s illustrations are absolutely wonderful, and are perfect for the story, which takes you through the alphabet using animal group names. Her vividly colored illustrations are fun and filled with detail. Parents and kids will love reading an alphabet book that’s more creative than the usual C is for Cat. I cannot recommend this highly enough!"
— Flannery Fitch, Growing Up In Santa Cruz, May 2015
“I’m so pleased with this new children’s book, an ABC of the ways in which animals congregate, a declaration of love, and a beautiful work of art, the illustrations are simple & clean, with the animals taking dynamic center stage.”
— Melinda Powers, Head Buyer, Bookshop Santa Cruz
WHERE TO BUY
Books & Gifts
A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes
Pratt Museum Gift Shop (Homer, AK)
The Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe (Big Sur, CA)
Apple Blossom Baby (Chico, CA)
Made In Chico (Chico, CA)
Village Books (Mt. Shasta, CA)
Vroman's Bookstore (Pasadeana, CA)
Discover Earth (Red Bluff, CA)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Gift Shop (Santa Barbara, CA)
The Museum Shop at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park (Redding, CA)
Keep up to date with where Flora/Fauna will be in the Bay Area