Written by first time writer, Gill Aitchison, illustrated by Jill Newton and published by independent publisher, Mantra Lingua, Mungo Makes New Friends is more than your average picture book. Supported by a range of additional resources, Mungo presents a new generation of storytelling, making it suitable for diverse audiences and reading abilities.
Set in the autumnal Highlands of Scotland, Mungo is a horse who has seen better days. Now, old and lonely, he has nothing to look forward to. But, slowly, he is introduced to a series of new friends who share his meals. As the seasons change, and winter comes, Mungo is taken away to his winter stables and his loyal friends must work out how to stay with him. Find yourself immersed in Jill Newton’s beautifully illustrated Scottish Highlands, and join Mungo and his friends on their adventure.
A book for our multilingual society, Mungo is available in 20 dual languages, including Scottish Gaelic! Ex EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher, Gill Aitchison, is passionate about inclusion. Gill has created a story which, read aloud, engages even 2 year olds; and, with rhythmic repetition of text, a 5 year old can begin to read with confidence. And, there are plenty of points for discussion for EAL adults or older children, to build their English language skills.