I was digging around in my collection of picture books to find something new to read Milo and I came across Flip Flop’s Secret by Molly Brett which was a firm favourite of mine when I was little. I also had Molly Brett’s The Forgotten Bear but it was Flip Flop’s Secret that enchanted me the most. I just love the illustrations.
The idea of all of the animals driving cars, trains and tractors is wonderful and the beautiful intricate nature of the drawings and the detail in the pencil drawings, enthralled me as a child.
And the imagination of course. A little bird being pulled along by two beetles – As a child I used to imagine that this was the sort of thing that went on in the undergrowth when my back was turned!
This is one book that I do firmly remember reading with my mum. Happy mother’s day mum!