Get ready for a day of seaside fun on Thistle Sands! No need to look GLAIKIT, just hurry up but watch out you don't fall on your BAHOOKIE on the beach. Everyone's welcome on Thistle Sands -- even if you are PEELY WALLY!
Bairns the world over will love the folk they meet and the Scots words they learn spending a day on this beautiful Scottish beach.
'Children, both in Scotland and further afield, will love the detailed illustrations as well as appreciating the interesting new Scots words they will have added to their vocabulary.'
-- St John's Church Magazine
'My nine and six-year old loved Thistle Sands, a title pitched at younger children -- but the desire to learn the Scots for bottom is, apparently, ageless. That, while reading it aloud, they sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to do a Lossiemouth accent only added to the allure of the tale of seaside japes. The illustrations reminded me of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt. More crucially, we all learnt the Scots for exhausted (wabbit), and cry (greet), key words for children, parents -- and politicians -- on each side of the Border.'
-- The Times
by Susan Rennie There are many magical things about Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic picture book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: the hypnotic …read more >