Wee Granny's Magic Bag

Elizabeth McKay; Illustrated by Maria Bogade

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Quick Look

  • New edition of the popular picture book about two children, their amazing granny and a very special tartan bag
  • Features bright illustrations of a tartan-clad terrier, a red telephone box, and picnic scenes packed with fun details to spot
  • With huge surprises on every page, you'll never guess what will appear next from Wee Granny's magic bag

Surprising things happen when Wee Granny reaches into her magic bag! The original tartan Mary Poppins. A new edition of a fantastically funny adventure.

254 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
18 Jan 2024
Picture Kelpies
2nd edition


There's something very special about Wee Granny's tartan bag. Each time she reaches inside, she pulls out a big surprise!

Emily and Harry love spending time with Wee Granny. Extraordinary things always happen when she brings her tartan bag.

Wee Granny and the children are having fun in the park when Mum calls to ask if they'll bake some cakes for the school fair. Wee Granny couldn't possibly have anything in her bag to help with that… or could she?!

This new edition of the hugely popular picture book starring a tartan Mary Poppins offers a wonderful mix of colourful illustrations and an engaging story, with surprises on every page!


'Bogade's homey, cartoonlike illustrations offer plenty of expressive detail and gently comic moments... A simple, affectionate story that will undoubtedly meet with demands for repeat readings.'
-- Booklist

'This is a very funny story about two children and their amazing granny who you will be as fond of as they are by the end.'
-- EYE: Early Years Educator

'Whatever the need or emergency, Granny can meet it. It's all in the bag … What she can pull out of the bag defies reason, and that's the source of the fun.'
-- The School Librarian

'Bogade’s illustrations have a merriness to them, filled with bright colors and playing up the effect of pulling huge items from a small bag..'
-- Waking Brain Cells blog

'My daughter thinks this story is hilarious and even though she knows what is in Wee Granny’s bag she laughs out loud every time we read it’'
-- Story Snug blog


Elizabeth McKay is from Dalry in Ayrshire, Scotland. She has had around 300 stories and articles published. She works part time at a day-centre for adults with learning disabilities. Having seven nieces and nephews (and now great nieces and nephews) has provided her with the perfect excuse to read lots of children's books.

Maria Bogade studied Audiovisual Media at the University of Stuttgart, Germany before starting work as a 3D animation artist. She worked mainly for Studio Soi on award-winning projects like The Gruffalo. Her passion for creating her own unique images, characters and environments led her towards illustration. She currently lives with her partner and two children in Sweden.

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