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There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

Rebecca Colby
Kate McLelland


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Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 24 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782500483 Publication date: 20th March 2014
Genres: Animals, Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

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

But what will she swallow to catch the midgie? A hilarious Scottish twist on a much-loved rhyme.


'The repetition and humour are ideal for reading aloud and, combined with Kate McLelland's funny, engaging illustrations, would be very popular with young children.'
-- St John's Church Magazine

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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