The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee

Michelle Sloan; Illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Hilariously and lovingly recounted in lively, bouncing rhyme
  • Will have mums, dads and kids giggling and chortling every time
  • Bright, fun and engaging illustrations of recognisable Dundee scenes

Format:
paperback
Size:
230 x 265 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
24 pages
ISBN:
9781782503149
Publication date:
21 Jul 2016
Series:
Picture Kelpies

Description

The contest for the Bonniest Baby in Dundee is here, and one very grubby baby brother is scrubbed, dressed, combed and taken by his mum and big sister to charm the judges.

But on the way -- oh no! -- the bus breaks down... They'll have to get a wriggle on! It starts to rain and they splish and splash through puddles. By the time they arrive, their bonnie baby is sticky, claggie and clarty. His chances of winning are dashed -- especially when he blows a raspberry in the judge's face! Or are they...?

Hilariously and lovingly recounted in lively, bouncing rhyme from the point of view of the baby's big sister, this cheeky picture book will have mums, dads and kids chortling every time. With bright fun illustrations and recognisable scenes of Dundee, it is brimming with local flavour.

Reviews

'The rhyme begs to be read aloud -- with or without a bonny Scottish accent. He truly might be the bonniest baby in Dundee, or in any town.'
--Kirkus Review

Author

Michelle Sloan was born and brought up in Edinburgh but now lives with her family in sunny Broughty Ferry near Dundee. She trained as a primary school teacher and has also studied drama and arts journalism. The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee is her first published book.

Kasia Matyjaszek is an Edinburgh-based freelance illustrator. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has since worked on a variety of picture books. Her work was highly commended in the Macmillan Book Prize and she was a finalist the Picture Hooks mentoring scheme and Clairvoyants picture book competition. She also works as an illustration tutor at the University of Edinburgh, and leads creative workshops for young children.

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