Room on the Broom in Scots


The witch had a cat
And an awfie lang hat,
And gingery hair That she pit in a plait.
Hoo the cat purred
And hoo the witch grinned
As they sat on their bizzum
And fleed through the wind.

But hoo the witch peenged
And the cat fuffed and aw
When the wind wis sae wild
That the hat blew awa.
'Doon!' cried the witch,
And they fleed tae the grund.

They riped and they reenged
But nae hat could be fund.
Then oot fae the bushes (and this is the truth)
There breeshled a dug
Wi the hat in his mooth...

Room on the Broom is probably Julia Donaldson's best-loved picture book after The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. Following the huge success of these two titles in their Scots language versions, Room on the Broom in Scots is sure to be another big hit with Scottish mums, dads and bairns.