No Such Thing As Nessie!

A Loch Ness Monster Adventure

Chani McBain; Illustrated by Kirsteen Harris-Jones

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  • A fun, monster-hunting story about the famous Loch Ness monster.
  • Bright, playful illustrations of the Scottish landscape bring this story to life.
  • Finlay spots lots of monster-ish shapes but is there such a thing as the real Nessie?

Finlay is going on a Nessie hunt, determined to get proof that the Loch Ness monster exists. Bright playful illustrations and a fun story.

230 x 265 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
21 Mar 2013
Picture Kelpies


Finlay is going on a Nessie hunt. While visiting his Gran, who lives beside Loch Ness, Finlay is determined to get proof that Nessie, the famous Loch Ness Monster, really does exist. Finlay's Gran might believe him but his big sister Sarah keeps telling him there's no such thing. Until they spot a monster-ish shape under the water ...

There's no such thing as Nessie: is there?

Travel to the shores of Loch Ness with Kirsteen Harris-Jones's bright, playful illustrations of the Scottish landscape accompanied by Chani McBain's fun monster-hunting story.


"This is a sweet little book with great playful illustrations... my children ... now want to go on a Loch Ness Monster hunt!"
-- Bookbabblers blog

'A wonderful story that is bound to bring joy to all readers – especially those who want to believe in the Loch Ness Monster.'
-- Child Magazine


Chani McBain was brought up in Renfrewshire and moved to Glasgow to study at the University of Strathclyde. She now lives in Edinburgh where she works in publishing. She is the author of Ginger Nut (Picture Kelpies).

Kirsteen Harris-Jones completed a BA in children's illustration for publishing, and has worked in advertising, graphic design and animation. She's now a freelance artist living in Shropshire with her husband and three children.


No Such Thing As Nessie is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.

If you loved No Such Thing As Nessie, don't miss Chani McBain's other brilliant picture book:
Ginger Nut

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