Hello Scottish Animals

Kate McLelland

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Quick Look

  • Simple words and bright, colourful illustrations introduce children to Scotland’s most famous animals
  • Perfect for wee Scots and young visitors to Scotland
  • From the illustrator of the bestselling There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie

A lively, colourful introduction to Scotland's most famous animals, full of bright and fun illustrations from bestselling illustrator Kate McLelland.

250 x 250 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 2 to 5 years
24 pages
Publication date:
19 Mar 2020
Picture Kelpies


Say hello to Scotland's most famous animals!

From leaping red squirrels and hungry highland coos, to jumping dolphins and playful otters, children will love the fun and friendly illustrations.

But what's that splash, splash, splashing in Loch Ness?

This bright and bold picture book, packed with lively pictures and simple, clear words, is the perfect memento of a trip to Scotland. There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie illustrator Kate McLelland brings Scotland's animals to life in bright, dynamic illustrations.


'This was one of my most anticipated picture books of the year… Packed with lively pictures of our favourite creatures and with simple text for younger readers, this is the perfect book for my bairns (and anyone who adores animals!) and is a great introduction to our country’s most famous animals, sharing the vibrant range of wildlife here. It’s a bonnie book for sure!'
-- Bookbairn

Praise for Kate McLelland:

'[The] illustrations are bold and bright, simple but with enough to keep the interest and attention of wee bairns!'
– The Scotsman

'Kate McLelland’s choice of unique Scottish animals and colorful illustrations are simple and very visually satisfying.'
– Youth Services Book Review


Kate McLelland is an accomplished illustrator and printmaker who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. She is the creator of the Isla and Pickle picture book series and the illustrator of There's a Hole in my Bagpipes, Wee Hamish, Wee Hamish and bestselling picture book There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie. Kate lives near Edinburgh with her husband, two children and a puppy.

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