Hairy Hettie by Polly Lawson
  

Hairy Hettie

Written by Polly Lawson
Illustrated by Jo Allan
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

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This is wonderfully funny book of friendship in which Hettie, the hairy Highland cow ends up having all sorts of insects and animals living in her fur throughout the seasons. From caterpillars and butterflies to birds and hares, Hettie looks after them all but as Spring arrives her friends become quite wriggly and fidgity and for Hettie that's the final straw. But just how does she get rid of everyone? Charming and funny, not only is it a story showing the importance of tolerance and friendship but it also provides a lesson in seasons too. The text is brought to life by Jo Allan's lively illustrations.

This is the sequel to Hungry Hettie.

Synopsis

Hairy Hettie by Polly Lawson

Hettie the Highland cow has lots of hair to keep her warm and cosy. But other animals want to be cosy too...In springtime two blackbirds stop by and build their nest in Hettie's hair. She's a cow, not a hedge! In summertime some butterflies lay their eggs in Hettie's fur, which grow into wriggling caterpillars. In autumn a squirrel burrows in to hibernate. And in winter a mountain hare hops aboard too! Poor Hettie. She's a cow, not a hairy hotel! It might be time for a haircut... The second story about loveable Hettie the Highland cow takes us through the seasons in Scotland.

Part of the Picture Kelpies range from Floris Books, bringing together great authors and illustrators to create picture books for 3 to 6 year olds with a distinctly Scottish flavour. Click here for the Picture Kelpies website, which not only has details of the series but also games and colouring-in activities. The series is a companion to the celebrated Kelpies range — Scottish novels for 8 to 12 year olds.

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'This is wonderfully funny book of friendship in which Hettie, the hairy Highland cow ends up having all sorts of insects and animals living in her fur throughout the seasons. From caterpillars and butterflies to birds and hares, Hettie looks after them all but as Spring arrives her friends become quite wriggly and fidgity and for Hettie that's the final straw. But just how does she get rid of everyone? Charming and funny, not only is it a story showing the importance of tolerance and friendship but it also provides a lesson in seasons too. The text is brought to life by Jo Allan's lively illustrations.'

About the Author

Jo Allan grew up on the east coast of Scotland and has been drawing since she can remember. She studied at Telford College in Edinburgh and loves to create humorous characters. She has worked on commissions for Edinburgh Council, The Forestry Commission and the Royal Botanic Gardens. She illustrated a book of the Gaelic alphabet, which won the Best Children's Book of the Year in the Gaelic Literacy Awards 2004. She has also worked as a florist and now runs her own dog-walking business.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
24 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Polly Lawson
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Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

19th April 2012

ISBN

9780863158711

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Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies

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Floris Books celebrate quality children’s books with brilliant authors, engaging stories and a Scottish twist! They create books that capture children’s imaginations at all ages. Under 6s will have loads of fun with Picture Kelpies picture books, 9 to 12-year-olds will be whisked away by Kelpies and young teens will be gripped by KelpiesTeen novels.

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