Children at schools across Fife can enjoy a very special treat during World Book Day on Thursday, March 5 and the following day as a 6ft toast loving dog tours the Kingdom.
Badger the Mystical Mutt, the star of a series of illustrated children’s books for five to nine year olds, will be on a whistle stop tour of the region’s libraries live in the fur.
On World Book Day itself he will be meeting youngsters from St Patrick’s RC Primary at Lochgelly Library before he visits Glenwood Library in Glenrothes, Rosyth Library and takes part in an open family session at Kelty Library at 3.30 p.m.
He’ll be back on the road on Friday when he visits Buckhaven Primary children at Buckhaven library; Castlehill Primary children at Cupar Library and Newburgh youngsters at the village’s library. There will be another open family session at Auchtermuchty Library at 3.30 p.m.
Lyn McNicol, co-author of the series, said: “The very first book in the Badger series was designed in Dunfermline, our editor is based in Aberdour, and before I became a full-time children’s author, I freelanced for Carnegie Hall, Rothes Halls and Adam Smith Theatre, so it feels like we’re bringing Badger home.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this whistle stop tour for World Book Day, and the day after too.”
Speaking about his trip to the Kingdom, Badger the Mystical Mutt said: “I’m so excited. I hope the Big Folk have packed lots of higgledy piggledy towers of toast for me, as I’ll need lots of stamina.”