Thistle Street

Mike Nicholson; Illustrated by Claire Keay

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Introduces a bustling wee high street in a Scottish town
  • Meet everyone from a grumpy greengrocer and busy vet to schoolchildren and even a strong man!
  • Packed with detail to spot, in warm illustrations

A braw Scots story for bairns! Welcome to Thistle Street where you'll meet friendly folk and fun Scots words.

Format:
paperback
Size:
230 x 265 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9780863159107
Publication date:
20 Sep 2012
Series:
Picture Kelpies

Description

A braw Scots story for bairns!

Welcome to Thistle Street, a bustling wee high street in a Scottish seaside town, where you'll meet lots of friendly folk and some fun Scots words. Join us for a DAUNDER down the street as people go through their day, trying to avoid a STRAMASH on the way to school, having a good BLETHER outside the bakers, and rushing indoors when the weather gets DREICH.

This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively characters who work and live on the street, from a grumpy greengrocer and a busy vet to schoolchildren and even a strong man! Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm illustrations will draw children into the friendly neighbourhood of Thistle Street.

Reviews

'Thistle Street' sells itself as a "braw Scots story for bairns". And so it is!... The book creates a warm sense of a bustling community with its friendly words and dynamic pictures.'
-- The Scotsman

'What's lovely about this is that the language introduces fantastic Scots words like stushie and clarty and crabbit ... the value of having a book that celebrates these wonderful words is something special and the simple drawings are easy to follow.'
-- Lothian Life

'This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively characters who work and live on the street ... Packed with details to spot on each page, the warm illustrations will draw children into the friendly neighbourhood of Thistle Street.'
-- MADE: Mums and Dads Edinburgh

'What a terrific way to learn a few strange sounding Scottish terms! It is like learning a whole new language.'
--Early Years Educator

'A great book which gives a real flavour of Scotland and its culture.'
-- Creative Steps

'A charming, funny and traditional story with gentle watercolour illustrations bringing the text to life and providing plenty of detail to spot, this is a story which also introduces the concept of new words through dialect. Intelligent and clever, fun and lively: a charming book.'
-- The School Librarian

Author

Mike Nicholson is the author of children's novels Catscape and Grimm (both Floris Books). He won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish children's fiction in 2005. Mike lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thistle Street is his first picture book.

Claire Keay is an artist and illustrator based in Essex in England. Claire has illustrated two previous children's books: I Love You All Year Long (Tiger Tales) and My ABC of Bible Verses (Make Believe Ideas). She also illustrates greeting cards and sells her paintings worldwide.

Media

Links

Thistle Street is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.



Two other great stories by Mike Nicholson, for children aged 7+:
Catscape
Grimm

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