Children's classic the Gruffalo is being given a linguistic overhaul to reflect regional dialects including Doric and Orcadian Scots.FROM a “sleekit moose” to “thon deep mirk wid”, children’s classic the Gruffalo is being given a linguistic overhaul to reflect regional dialects including Doric and Orcadian Scots.

The regional translations will go on sale in October, offering readers a new slant on Julia Donaldson’s bestseller, first published in 1999.

Four titles – The Doric Gruffalo, Thi Dundee Gruffalo, The Shetland Gruffalo and The Orkney Gruffalo – will go on sale in paperback from October 21.

Please read the full article in the Herald Scotland.

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