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My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns
Ruchi Mhasane

£6.99

Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 24 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782503224 Publication date: 15 September 2016
Genre: Traditional stories Theme: Scots Language Ideal for ages: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

In this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of Burns' classic poem, the lyrics have been re-imagined to explore the special love between parent and child. A mother and daughter feature in everyday scenes such as playing in a garden, splashing in the sea and going to nursery, each inspired by Burns' eloquent words.

With delightful, heart-warming illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane, this expressive new picture book is the perfect way to share Burns' with very young children. It is also an ideal Mother's Day or Valentine's Day gift.

Reviews

'The illustrator has brought a lot of energy and joy to the poem with the choice of soft colours and the slightly hazy effect you get from watercolours. The pictures are all double page spreads in landscape format, giving us a visual feast to match the melodic sense of the words. This is a perfect book for any adult to share with their own much loved little one.'
-- Armadillo

My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose

Author

Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway near Ayr. Famously considered Scotland’s national bard, his birthday is celebrated across Scotland on that very day. Born into a family of farmers, his poetry was often composed as he worked in…

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Illustrator

Ruchi Mhasane has a masters degree in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in India, where she grew up.

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