In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This June, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning Scottish author, Chae Strathie back on the road. Chae first toured with the Children’s Book Tour in 2014 on an epic road trip all the way to Brighton! This time around he will be visiting schools in Bradford, in partnership with the brilliant Bradford Literature Festival.
To celebrate Chae’s tour, we are giving away a free copy his latest picture book Mack and the Missing Cheese, illustrated by Nikki Dyson. This hilarious detective adventure features Mack the detective cat and his assistant, Squeak, who together must solve the mystery of the missing cheese!
To be in with a chance of winning your own signed copy of Mack and the Missing Cheese, simply answer the question below:
What popular meal is the title of Chae’s latest book a reference to?
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Mac and Cheese
- Pizza Margherita
Closing date is Thursday 21st June at 12pm. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name, who you would like the book to be dedicated to and email address. View full terms and conditions here.
Chae Strathie is one of Scotland’s best-loved and most successful picture book authors. Chae also works as a journalist and has been publishing children’s books for almost a decade. In that time, his hugely popular books have picked up several awards, including a Scottish Children’s Book Award and, most recently, the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018, with Gorilla Loves Vanilla, voted for entirely by pupils in Scotland!
On the Bookshelf
Gorilla Loves Vanilla
Illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne. A deliciously funny new picture book by Scottish Children’s Book Award winner Chae Strathie and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner Nicola O’ Byrne. When the animals visit Little Sam Sundae’s ice cream shop on Jellybean Street they have some unusual requests. You can watch Chae reading the story here.
Mack and the Missing Cheese
Mack the cat is the best detective in town, or so he tells his assistant, Squeak. So when a lovely piece of cheese goes missing, he’s the perfect cat for the job! But solving the cheesy crime is a lot harder than expected… will Mack and Squeak ever found out who ate the cheese?