Whit a shame! The Tale o the Wee Mowdie
We love to see new books as they arrive in our warehouse and one in particular today has caught our attention...
You may know of a popular children's book 'The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it was None of his Business' which recently celebrated it's 25th anniversary.
It's now been translated into Scots by Matthew Mackie and the result is an absolute delight!
The Tale o the Wee Mowdie That Wantit tae ken wha Keeched on his Heid is a brilliant Scots translation that will have children and adults laughing out loud. It's a fantastic book to encourage Scots language among children (as supported now across most of our primary schools) and teaches some wonderfully fun vocabulary that kids will love.
Here's the synopsis text from the back to give you a hint of what's inside -
An awfu stramash befaws the wee mowdie, yin bricht sunny morn.
It looks a bit like a link sasser, and the warst o't is -
It faws richt ontae his heid.
Oor gallus wee hero gangs oot tae speir
Wha's keeched on his heid.
Featuring such great lines as "five great muckle cuddy-aipples duntit doon juist a midgie's whisker frae the wee mowdie," it really is a joy to read!
It's available now with 10% off - just click here.
Jenny, Scottish Bookstore