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The Flute

£9.99 (hardback)

UK only


The Flute is a vibrant, colourful picture book that introduces young children to the joy of music.

Hear the whisper of the flute and see how it floats like a butterfly or blows like cold, grey wind. Discover how music can make you move and feel!

Come along and sing with The Flute in Tiny Owl’s new Children, Music, Life series, created by the award-winning picture book author and artist Ken Wilson-Max. The Flute is the second book in the series, following on from the hugely popular The Drum.  This series explores different musical instruments from around the world and how they make you feel and move! Music is great for the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies as well as strengthening cognitive and sensory development. So hear the whisper of the flute, dance like a butterfly and enjoy making music with your baby!


Download a free poster with beautiful artwork from this book!

Watch the book trailer

Meet the author and illustrator

The Drum


Ken Wilson-Max was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He travelled to the UK to study design and then began working in children’s publishing. He has illustrated and worked on more than 60 books, including Big Red Fire Truck, Little Blue Engine and the ‘Lenny’ series. Ken frequently works with children in schools, libraries and centres and also publishes a newspaper for children called Chicken! @kenwilsonmax

Watch an interview with Ken

Catell Ronca with The Drum



Born in Basel, Switzerland, Catell Ronca now lives and works in Lucerne. A graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, Catell works for a variety of international clients in publishing, editorial and advertising. Some of her favourite things are the Swiss Alps, hand-painted folk art and making ceramic tiles and objects. @catellronca

Read an interview with Catell


Read more about The Flute:
  • 'The Flute is a lovely choice for little ones!' - Book Trust
  • Read a review by Red Reading Hub: The Flute is a treasure!
  • Read a review by Books for Keeps
  • Read a review by Dolphin Books
  • Read an interview with illustrator Catell Ronca: The Flute is colourful, lively, and emotional!
  • The Flute is a wonderful introduction to tone colours - Flute Play
  • Read a blog: Travel the world with the music of The Flute!


Dolphin Booksellers

You can feel the magic and lightness of the flute on every page.

Book Trust

A lovely and original choice for reading and re-reading to little ones.

Red Reading Hub

A little treasure of a book.

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