Everyone joins in to dance, jump, sprint or even HIRPLE over the line. But watch out you don't get MINGIN and look like a NUMPTY. And cover your LUGS if the pipe band is gie-in it LALDY!
This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively Scottish characters you've met in Thistle Street and Thistle Sands, plus a whole host more. Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm illustrations will make children want to high jump, Highland dance and toss the caber!
'The book is very enjoyable, flowing with lovely rhymes and cleverly incorporated Scottish words.'
Diane Neylon, Youth Services Book Review
'Thistle Games captures the atmosphere of the Highland Games with humorous details, whilst introducing young readers to the Scottish vernacular.'
--Agnes Guyon, SLA
'“Thistle Games” is a fun little book for everyone who is interested in life in Scotland, Scottish culture and traditions, sports and learning new words.'
--The Reading Castle Blog
Praise for Thistle Sands:
'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.'
-- The Times
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