We went to the V&A today and picked up this great book which we read three times on the way home. My 5 year old daughter loves it and my 3 year old son was happy to read it too (there is a boyt with a sword included). Clara, a young fashionista, is devastated when her brother ruins her best hat. Her resourceful mother takes her on an inspiration gathering trip to the V&A. However, every mother's nightmare - Clara gets lost in the V&A............. The stunning detailed illustrations - particularly of London streets - add to the tale and provide plenty to discuss. The iconic London shop facades in particular are great - a naive David Gentleman style? This book is a great introduction to museums and how items from the past inpire design.
My kids came home and played with our buttons for ages. I suspect this book is destined to become a classic.
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