My eldest daughter is in kindy and yesterday was library day. I cannot tell you the joy I felt when she showed me her kindy library book for the week – Sally’s Secret by Shirley Hughes.
I had forgotten this book existed but on seeing the cover a flood of childhood memories came running back. I used to get this book out weekly when I was a little older than my daughter.
I flicked through the pages and it is just incredibly pretty. I wouldn’t be surprised if the illustrations in this book, which I would pour over in detail for what seemed like hours, have had a HUGE influence on my style. Especially now as aa woman of the house who is largely at the helm of making decisions about furniture and styling.
I also think Sally’s personal style is all kinds of amazing. The drop dress and ankle boots – absolutely something I would wear. And don’t get me started on how much I adore Rose’s statement hat.
Even this table setting reminds me of how I set a table today for my family or friends. Even the little girl underneath the table is accurate!
Such a lovely book and I have a funny feeling Miss 4 is developing a similar affinity for Sally and her Secret.
Can you remember a book you obsessed over as a wee one?