My First Scottish Animals

Illustrated by Kate McLelland

Out of print

Quick Look

  • Packed with lively images and simple, clear words
  • The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands

A bright board book to introduce wee children to their first animals -- with a Scottish twist! Starring a red squirrel, a puffin, a shetland pony, a grey seal, a border collie and a Highland cow.

board book
198 x 168 mm
Floris Books
Wee Kelpies; Board Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
12 pages
Publication date:
17 Mar 2016
Wee Kelpies


How cheeky is the red squirrel? How proud is the puffin? How cute is the Shetland pony?

Your wee ones will love making friends with their favourite Scottish animals. Meet the clever Border collie puppy, the sleepy grey seal and the hairy Highland cow in Scotland’s countryside.

This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words. The chunky format and hardwearing pages are perfect for wee hands.


'These are perfect first word primers for Scottish bairns packed full of lovely Scottish characters, scenes and creatures.'
-- BookBairn blog

'Kate McLelland's choice of unique Scottish animals and colorful illustrations are simple and very visually satisfying. By including the Highland cattle, red squirrel and puffin, she connects to Scottish heritage and brings these specifically situated animals... alive, along with more universal animals.'
-- Diane Neylon, 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 Hello Scottish Animals, 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.


My First Scottish Animals is in Floris Books' range of Wee Kelpie Scottish children's board books. Parents of young children might also enjoy our 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 board and picture books to enjoy together.

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