my favorite thing about this book was the mother. it’s her day off and she’s going to the beach and yes, she’ll help you look for your lost flip flop but even not being able to find it will not stop her from her mission… getting to the beach. so we have a little girl with one flip flop finding creative ways to have fun on the beach. she runs into some friendly children and had delightful adventures. we’ve read this book many many times and my girls take away is that the book should be titled flip flop because there’s only one.