ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 21, 2018
Isla and Pickle: The Highland Show
By (author) Kate McLelland
Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, can’t wait to take part in the Perfect Pony competition at the Highland Show. They practise really hard but when the day of the show finally arrives, cheeky Pickle can’t seem to stay out of trouble!Isla finds Pickle just in time for the competition but the mischievous pony is stinky and covered in cake. They’ll never win the Perfect Pony prize now! But maybe together they’ll discover there’s more to life than being perfect.Wee ones will giggle their way through Isla and Pickle’s light-hearted adventures in this second book about a feisty little girl and her lovable Shetland pony who live on a Scottish island.There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie illustrator Kate McLelland brings the lovable pair to life in bright, humorous illustrations.
Reviews of Isla and Pickle: The Highland Show
"Low key, upbeat, cheerful, and just right for those who enjoy a good pony story (or dream of having a horse of their own). Colorful illustrations with plenty of background detail show little Pickle to be the kind of slightly mischievous pony that would make a good pal. Isla, meanwhile, decked out in a cable-knit sweater and plaid boots, is just determined and resourceful enough to deserve him." -Booklist"This picture book set on a Scottish island embraces the themes of friendship and a love of the natural and animal world." -School Library Journal
Kate McLelland is an accomplished illustrator and printmaker. She trained in illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She is the illustrator of bestselling picture book There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie and the My First Scottish board book collection.