Elaine C Smith has given her stamp of approval to a young girl's reading of the Glasgow Gruffalo. 

The Baillieston-born actress praised the four-year-old and said "she reads it much better than me". 

A video of Jessica reading the Glasgow adaption of the children's book has been viewed by thousands on Facebook. 

Elaine C Smith translated the popular children's story in 2016. 

Sharing the video of the young girl, the actress said: "Wonderful Jessica!

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"I’m delighted with this - and she reads it much better than me! Well done Jessica and much luv [sic]. 

Mum Kerry Fullerton said she was "gobsmacked" by the response the video after receiving messages from across the world