Thistle Sands by Mike Nicholson
  

Thistle Sands

Written by Mike Nicholson
Illustrated by Claire Keay
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

RRP £5.99

Synopsis

Thistle Sands by Mike Nicholson

A braw Scots story for bairns! Welcome to Thistle Sands, a beautiful sandy Scottish beach where you'll meet lots of friendly folk and some fun Scots words. Don't worry if you're PEELY WALLY, just grab a bucket and spade for a day of making sandcastles, exploring rock pools and playing with beach balls. No need to look GLAIKIT, just watch out you don't fall on your BAHOOKIE and if you get MAUCHIT you can take a dip in the sparkling water. This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively Scottish characters who've come to the seaside for the day. Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm, bright illustrations will make children want to have their own splash about!

Reviews

'Children, both in Scotland and further afield, will love the detailed illustrations as well as appreciating the interesting new Scots words they will have added to their vocabulary.'

's Church Magazine '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. More crucially, we all learnt the Scots for exhausted (wabbit), and cry (greet), key words for children, parents -- and politicians -- on each side of the Border.'

About the Author

Mike Nicholson won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish children's fiction in 2005. He is the author of another Picture Kelpies, Thistle Street, and two stories for children aged 7 and up, Catscape and Grimm. Mike lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Claire Keay is an artist and illustrator based in Essex in England. Claire has illustrated four previous children's books, including two Picture Kelpies: Thistle Street and The Magic Word. She also illustrates greeting cards and sells her paintings worldwide.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Mike Nicholson
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Publisher

Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books
www.florisbooks.co.uk

Publication date

20th March 2014

ISBN

9781782500490

Publisher Profile

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Kelpies 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 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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