My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose

Written by Robert Burns
Illustrated by Ruschi Mhasane
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series


My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That's sweetly play'd in tune. In this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of Burns' classic poem, the lyrics have been re-imagined to explore the special love between parent and child. A mother and daughter feature in everyday scenes such as playing in a garden, splashing in the sea and going to nursery, each inspired by Burns' eloquent words. With delightful, heart-warming illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane, this expressive new picture book is the perfect way to share Burns' with very young children. It is also an ideal Mother's Day or Valentine's Day gift.


'The illustrator has brought a lot of energy and joy to the poem with the choice of soft colours and the slightly hazy effect you get from watercolours... a visual feast to match the melodic sense of the words. This is a perfect book for any adult to share with their own much loved little one.'

'This version of Robert Burns'

... This book has given me a whole new perspective on a poem I have known my whole life, and that's the magic of this picture book.

About the Author

Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway near Ayr. Famously considered Scotland's national bard, his birthday is celebrated across Scotland on that very day. Born into a family of farmers, his poetry was often composed as he worked in the fields. His most famous songs and poems include To a Mouse, Tam O' Shanter and Scots Wae Hae. His works were first gathered and published in Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect in 1786. He died on 21 July 1796 aged just thirty-seven. Ruchi Mhasane has a masters degree in children's book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in India, where she grew up. She is the illustrator of The Selkie Girl, also in the Picture Kelpies range.

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24 pages


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Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

15th September 2016



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Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies


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