A FAVOURITE children’s book has been translated into Scots in time for Scottish Book Week and St Andrew’s Day celebrations.

Perth-based publisher Tippermuir Books is behind the new publication of The Tale o the Wee Mowdie That Wantit Tae Ken Wha Keeched On His Heid.

Originally written in 1989 by Werner Holzwarth and illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch, The Tale o the Wee Mowdie has been translated by Perth teacher Matthew Mackie.

Some were originally reluctant to publish the book but it went on to become a bestseller. The story has since been read by millions of children across the world and has been translated into dozens of languages. When the wee mowdie discovers the keech on his heid, he sets out on a mission to discover who the culprit really was.

His investigation takes him into the world of many animals as he wanders and compares the pile on his head to the piles other animals leave behind.

Mackie was first introduced to the story more than 10 years ago. He said: “This wee book caused quite a fuss when it first appeared, but has since been read and loved by millions of children all over the world and has become something of a modern classic.”

The book costs £6.99 and is available online and in guid buikshops.