Hello Scottish Birds

Kate McLelland

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Quick Look

  • Simple words and bright, colourful illustrations introduce children to Scotland’s most famous birds
  • Stars ospreys, puffins, capercaillies, golden eagles and more
  • 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 bold, colourful introduction to Scotland's most famous birds for young children, full of bright and fun illustrations from bestselling illustrator Kate McLelland. A companion to Hello Scottish Animals.

250 x 250 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 2 to 5 years
24 pages
Publication date:
16 Feb 2023
Picture Kelpies


Say hello to Scotland's most famous feathered friends!

From the rare swooping osprey to the burrow-digging puffin, and the fast-diving gannet to the capering capercaillie, children will love meeting Scotland's different birds in these fun and friendly illustrations.

Is that a golden eagle soaring high above the mountains?

Packed with lively pictures and simple, clear words, this bold picture book from Kate McLelland, illustrator of There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie and Hello Scottish Animals!, brings her trademark bright illustration style to this perfect introduction to Scottish birds for young children.


'Bold and bright illustrations introduce young nature-spotters to puffins, capercaillies and grouse among others - putting even rare species like the Scottish Crossbill on the picture book radar. Gorgeous.'
-- Barbara Henderson, What's On North


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 Hello Scottish Animals, Hello Scottish Birds, 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 their dog.

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