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Wee Granny’s Magic Bag

Elizabeth McKay
Maria Bogade


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863158445 Publication date: 22nd September 2011
Genre: Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6
There's something very special about Wee Granny's tartan bag. Each time she reaches inside, she pulls out … A BIG SURPRISE! A very funny story about two children and their amazing granny.


'Bogade's homey, cartoonlike illustrations offer plenty of expressive detail and gently comic moments... A simple, affectionate story that will undoubtedly meet with demands for repeat readings -- Scottish brogue required.'
-- Booklist Online

'This is a very funny story about two children and their amazing granny who you will be as fond of as they are by the end.'
-- EYE: Early Years Educator

'Whatever the need or emergency, Granny can meet it. It's all in the bag … What she can pull out of the bag defies reason, and that's the source of the fun.'
-- The School Librarian

'McKay writes with a cheerful tone… The pacing is nicely done, dancing along happily. The story has a gentleness to it as well that is warm and friendly. Bogade’s illustrations are done in ink and watercolor. They have a merriness to them as well, filled with bright colors and playing up the effect of pulling huge items from a small bag. The humor of the entire work is well reflected in the images.'
-- Waking Brain Cells blog

'This is a pleasant title for youngsters just starting to understand the concept of preposterous things.'
--School Library Journal Reviews, March 2012

'My daughter thinks this story is hilarious and even though she knows what is in Wee Granny’s bag she laughs out loud every time we read it … Maria Bogade's beautiful illustrations bring the characters to life and the last item to come out of the bag was impossible to guess on the first reading!'
-- Story Snug blog

'This is a very funny story!'
-- Jessica, age 4, Story Snug blog

Wee Granny's Magic Bag


Elizabeth McKay is from Dalry in Ayrshire, Scotland. She has had around 300 stories and articles published. She works part time at a day-centre for adults with learning disabilities. Having seven nieces and nephews (and now great nieces and nephews) has provided her with the…

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Maria Bogade studied Audiovisual Media at the University of Stuttgart before starting work as a 3D animation artist. She worked mainly for Studio Soi on award-winning projects like The Gruffalo. Her passion for creating her own unique images, characters and environments led her towards illustration….

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