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‘A long story that involves precisely one cat and one tin of tartan paint’

Meet the world’s only tartan cat – Porridge – who, after an accident with a tin of tartan paint, lives with the McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. The family encounter some fishy happenings in this fast-paced extract which sees Porridge come face to face with arch enemy Fergus McFungus…

Meet the world’s only tartan cat!

The latest series to launch from Floris Books’ Young Kelpies list is a wild, laugh-out-loud romp featuring Porridge the Tartan Cat, a long story that involves precisely one cat and one tin of tartan paint. Alan Dapré’s latest creation has been hailed as a “very VERY funny, and […] gloriously silly Scottish story”. Packed with hilarious twists and fun wordplay, the books also feature captivating illustrations by the talented Yuliya Somina. Alan is booked to appear at festivals across Scotland in the coming months.

Read on to get a cats-eye view of the wild world of Porridge…




Alan Dapré is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Porridge The Tartan Cat And The Crash Bang Ding. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted in the UK and around the world.


Alan will be appearing at the following festivals:

Far from the Madding Crowd Festival (Linlithgow), 5th June

West End Festival (Glasgow), 14th June

NessBookFest (Inverness), 6th October

Other dates will be announced in due course.

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Brawsome Bagpipes is out now and available to buy from Discover Kelpies.

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