Clara Button is back in the second V&A book by author and fashion academic Amy de lay Haye. The series is based on a little girl called Clara, with talent for design, who lives with her mum and brother Ollie. In the first story 'Clara and the Magical Hat Day' Clara discovers the delights of the V&A, and endeavors to get her favourite hat - a floppy straw design belonging to her late grandma - repaired. The second story takes takes us on Clara's creative journey in as she sets about making an outfit after being invited to an Indian wedding. Sutton's illustrations are packed with beautiful detail – your eyes linger on the page long after reading the words. Evie, a massive fan of Clara, enjoyed poring over the tiny deatils on every spread and was thrilled by Clara’s slightly disastrous, yet ultimately triumphant outfit. Her only criticism? ‘It’s too short.’
Clara Button and the Wedding Day Surprise, £11.99, V&A Publishing is out in Oct and available at the V&A shop (www.vandashop.com).