The Glasgow Gruffalo: The Gruffalo in Glaswegian
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Eleven exciting translations of these popular books are also available in different dialects of Scots including Doric, Dundonian, Shetland and Orcadian. We work separately - he’s in London and I’m in Glasgow - but he sends me letters with lovely funny pictures on the envelopes. The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children’s classic and publishing phenomenon; celebrating 15 years in 2014, selling over 3 million copies worldwide, was voted Great Britain’s favourite bedtime story on BBC Radio 2 and was adapted and broadcast as an animation on BBC 1. One of my television songs, A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE, was made into a book in 1993, with illustrations by the wonderful Axel Scheffler. More recently Smith has continued her stage work, touring the UK with The Calendar Girls and is involved in numerous charities.
Julia Donaldson, the 2011-2013 Children’s Laureate, is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard. A publishing phenomenon with millions of copies sold, he has illustrated some of the bestselling and most-read children's books over the last twenty years. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is now a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come. There are 5 or so different carvings and benches around Kilmardinny Loch, all of which feature characters from ‘The Gruffalo’ book by Julia Donaldson. A tod saa that moosie an that moosie looked gaid”) and Shetlandic Scots (“Ida hert o a forest deep an dark, a perrie broon moose guid oot for a waak”).At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills. Actor and comedian Elaine C Smith, known for her role as Rab C Nesbitt’s wife Mary Doll Nesbit, has written a Glaswegian version of Donaldson’s well-known opening to her children’s story, “A mouse took a stroll through a deep dark wood.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo’s Child has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world.
There are some ducks and swans and little moorhens in the loch too, which as we all know are just the most exciting beings on the planet. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. Mum Kerry Fullerton said she was "gobsmacked" by the response the video after receiving messages from across the world.