There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie by Rebecca Colby


There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie by Rebecca Colby

'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.


'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.'

's Church Magazine'

About the Author

Rebecca Colby lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and children. There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie is her first book. Kate McLelland is an accomplished printmaker. She trained in illustration at Edinburgh College of Art.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

20th March 2014



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