ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 11, 2008
Rabbie’s Rhymes: Burns for Wee Folk
By (author) Robert Burns; Edited by James Robertson; Edited by Matthew Fitt; Illustrated by Karen Anne Sutherland
‘Fair fa yer honest sonsie face Great chieftain o the pudding race!’To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, Itchy Coo is proud to publish this lift-the-flap board book in the format of the hugely successful “KATIE” series.There will be many publications in 2009 to mark Burns’ 250th birthday, but “Rabbie’s Rhymes” is unique in bringing the best-loved lines of the poet to the very youngest readers.Children will love lifting the flaps to find out: where the wee sleekit cowerin timorous moose is hiding; what the haggis is wearing on his head; and what happens to the Highlander’s kilt when the wind blows.A simple, funny, colourful introduction to Burns, “Rabbie’s Rhymes” will entertain the bairns and encourage parents and teachers not only to recite the lines from the poems but perhaps also to sing the tunes to songs like “Ca the Yowes” and “Ye Banks and Braes”, “A Red, Red Rose” and, as a grand finale, “Auld Lang Syne”.Illustrated by award-winning Karen Sutherland, “Rabbie’s Rhymes” will be one of the highlights of the 2009 Burns celebrations.
James Robertson and Matthew Fitt have written numerous books together in Scots, including Blethertoun Braes, King o the Midden, A Wee Book of Fairy Tales and A Moose in the Hoose. Karen Sutherland is an award-winning artist who is also the illustrator of Animal ABC, A Moose in the Hoose and Eck the Bee.