PRE-ORDER: The Glasgow Gruffalo's Wean


Translated by Elaine C Smith

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The Glasgow Gruffalo's Wean will be published on 27 May 2021. You can pre-order your copy now, by clicking the PRE-ORDER button above. For further information, please see the Pre-Order Information Tab.

Everybody loves The Gruffalo's Child and now you can enjoy this children's classic for the very first time in Glaswegian! Translated by Elaine C. Smith and published by Itchy Coo, this new edition of The Gruffalo's Child will delight both children and adults alike. 

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo’s Child has become a bestselling phenomenon across the world. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster is now a modern classic, and will enchant children for years to come. 

The Gruffalo said that nae gruffalo should
Ever set fit in the scary big wood.

But the Gruffalo’s Wean is pure gallus and tough,
and wan wintry night she dauners oot intae
the snow. Efter aw, the Big Bad Moose
diznae really exist… diz he?

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    Product Details

    Published: 27th May 2021
    Format: Paperback 270x215mm
    Extent: 32 pages
    ISBN: 9781785303425

    About the Authors

    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

    Motherwell’s favourite daughter, Elaine C. Smith is one of Scotland’s most recognisable actresses and comediennes. Having made her TV debut in Naked Video, it wasn’t long before she secured a role in Rab C. Nesbitt, which would go on to be the role she is best known for. More recently Smith has continued her stage work, touring the UK with The Calendar Girls and is involved in numerous charities. She also has a weekly column in The Sunday Mail

    Axel Scheffler is a German-born illustrator and animator based in London. He is best known for his cartoon-like pictures for children's books, particularly The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, written by Julia Donaldson.