Author(s): Thomas Docherty
Flora loves Bear just the way he is, but Mum says it's time for him to go in the wash. As he swirls round and round, Flora remembers how much fun they had getting grubby in the first place. When Bear is clean, he's just not the same, so Flora sets out to have some fun and get him back to his dirty but loveable self again. Then it's Flora's turn to have a wash - and good old Bear still loves clean Flora just the same.
Thomas Docherty was born in New Zealand but has spent most of his life in England. His picture books have been shortlisted for a variety of awards, including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Little Boat.