A tale about Badger

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A NEW children’s book was launched in Milngavie last week aimed at tackling the sensitive topics of disability, bullying and prejudice.

Badger the Mystical Mutt is described as a ‘charming, funny tale’ written by Lyn McNicol and Laura Cameron Jackson - who also did the illustrations.

It looks at issues affecting youngsters through the eyes of Badger the Mystical Mutt.

Badger joined the women at the launch in Milngavie’s Cyan restaurant last week to wow the young crowds.

The book is aimed at five to eight year olds and critics have described it as a “funny, exciting, clever book with a mystical twist.”

Lyn, originally from Ayrshire but who now lives in Glasgow, will also be at Milngavie’s Book and Arts Festival signing copies of the new book on Saturday, September 10 at 12.30pm.

She said: “Badger the Mystical Mutt is based on my dog and I think it will appeal to the young readers.”

The story is the first in a series of illustrated children’s books. Pet Idol is in town, and Hamish, a floppy-eared spaniel, is the favourite to win. But as the spotlight falls on where they live Top Dog and his gang of strays are hunted by the Dog Catcher, and blame Hamish for their troubles. With his haphazard magic, an appetite for toast and a strange travelling machine, can Badger the Mystical Mutt save Hamish from Top Dog and his gang? And can Hamish still win Pet Idol?”

Published by the Lunicorn Press, it costs £5.99, and will be available from Milngavie Book Shop and on Amazon. For more information visit www.badgerthemysticalmutt.com.