Hamish the Highland Cow, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Hamish is a Highland cow and VERY hairy. He hates having baths and NEVER cuts his hair. Why should he when his shaggy coat is the perfect place to keep his favourite sweet - toffees!

But one day his friends get fed up with the increasingly smelly Hamish, and they hatch a plan that involves a hairdresser and, yes, toffees!

An exuberant story with bold, bright illustrations from a very talented artist. 'Russell's bright-eyed cast, including sheep with coloured rinses, is full of character and her text is deftly delivered - it's a gift to read aloud.' Scottish Sunday Herald


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780747564867



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I love Scottish Highland cows, so I couldn't resist this rather silly, but charming story. Hamish is an endearing, though messy character. He likes to keep his favorite toffees in his long, red coat, but this means he never bathes. Hamish's friends get fed up and take him to the barber, then make a pouch to keep his toffees in. Light-hearted, humorous fun.