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There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

Book and Doll Gift Set

Rebecca Colby
Kate McLelland


Also available as: Paperback

Range: Picture Kelpies 0 pages 278 x 264 mm ISBN: 9781782502395 Publication date: 1st January 2016
Genre: Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6 Not available to buy in Australia New Zealand USA South Africa Canada

This is a gift set containing a plush doll and a mini edition of the book.

‘There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie.
I don’t know why she swallowed the midgie,
So teeny and squidgy!’

In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland’s favourite creatures to catch that peskie midgie — including a puffin, a Scottie dog, a seal, and even Nessie!

After all that, she can’t still be hungry. Can she?

Kate McLelland’s funny, engaging illustrations bring to life this uniquely Scottish version of a classic rhyme.

There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie


Rebecca Colby lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and children. There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie was her first book.

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Kate McLelland is an accomplished illustrator and printmaker. She trained in illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She is the illustrator of bestselling picture book There Was A Wee Lassie Who Swallowed A Midgie and the much-loved My First Scottish board book series, which includes…

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