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The Fourth Bonniest Baby in… Scotland

Posted on 09/08/2017 in Kasia Matyjazsek Michelle Sloan The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

We’re so delighted that The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee has been shortlisted for this year’s Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Congratulations to author Michelle Sloan and illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek!

With bouncing rhymes by first-time author Michelle and quirky, colourful illustrations from Kasia, The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee tells a cheeky and comical tale of a big sister and her wee brother, and a bonnie baby contest. This bright Picture Kelpie will be included this year’s Bookbug P1 Family Bag, gifted to all new Primary 1 children as part of Book Week Scotland. The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee illustration

Of course, both Michelle and Kasia are elated about the nomination!

“I am thrilled and honoured that our book The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee has been shortlisted! To think that Bonnie Baby will be read all over Scotland is so exciting!” – Michelle

“I am super excited about the shortlist! I am also very happy that our book will be included in the Bookbug P1 Bag – it was such a fun story to illustrate and I hope the children will enjoy it too.” – Kasia

Congratulations too to fellow Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlisters Little Owl’s Egg (Debi Gliori and Alison Brown) and Gorilla Loves Vanilla (Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne). After they receive their Bookbug bag, all children have the chance to vote for their favourite book.

This year’s Book Week Scotland will take place from 27th November to 3rd December. The Scottish Book Trust create Bookbug Family Bags in partnership with Education Scotland and the Scottish Government. They support literacy for children in Primary 1-3 as part of the the Read, Write, Count campaign.

You can download the full press release here, and find out more about Bookbug from the Scottish Book Trust.


More about The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

The contest for the Bonniest Baby in Dundee is here, and one very grubby baby brother is scrubbed, dressed, combed and taken by his mum and big sister to charm the judges. But by the time they arrive, their bonnie baby is sticky, claggie and clarty. Are his chances of winning dashed? Maybe, when he blows a raspberry in the judge’s face!

The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee by Michelle Sloan and Kasia Matyjaszek is available now.

Wee ones can meet This Bonny Baby too, in our brand new board book with a peekaboo mirror! Coming September 2017.