Scots Fairy Tales – Room 17

img_4375The ‘Peach’ reading group have been reading ‘A Wee Book o Fairy Tales’ in Scots by Matthew Fitt and James Robertson.

The book contains The Three Wee Pigs, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Snaw White, The Billy Goats Gruff and Wee Reid Ridin Hood.

We’ve been doing lots of reading activities with the book.  We used the question dice to ask each other questions about what we read.  We also drew the Scots dwarves – The Big Heid, Greetie, Luggie, Nebbie, Crabbit, Glaikit and Minger!  We used our skills in metalinguistics to find out the meaning of Scots words we didn’t know, using a Scots dictionary to help.

Here are some of our thoughts on the book :

I liked that we were learning some new Scots.

The pictures from the book were amazing.

Each chapter was a different fairy tale.  I enjoyed the Cinderella story, the mice turn into cuddies!

I liked it having Scots in it.  I liked the part that said “Snaw White wis awfy,awfy,feart.”

My favourite part of the book was Rumpelstiltskin, the king said his daughter was beautiful “See my dochter,she’s bonny and she’s braw.”

The book is great, we would recommend it to others.

Peach Reading Group

Room 17