My First Scottish Things That Go

Illustrated by Kate McLelland

Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Discover things that go in Scotland in this bold and imaginative board book
  • Introducing Wee Kelpies – the first in a series of bold and bright board books with a uniquely scottish flavour
  • A chunky, colourful board book perfect for little hands

A bright board book to introduce wee children to their first things that go -- with a Scottish twist!

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:
19 Mar 2015
Wee Kelpies


Can you spot a tractor on the croft, a tram on Edinburgh's cobbled streets and a train in the Highlands?

Your wee ones will find lots of vehicles to spot, name and talk about -- a boat, a train, a tractor, a car, a tram and even a helicopter -- in Scotland's streets and countryside.

This bright board book is packed with lively images and simple, clear words to help your children build their vocabulary. The chunky format and hard-wearing 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

'... an introduction to modes of transport in a cleverly designed Scottish landscape... The small board book format makes it ideal for young hands still learning to manipulate and sturdy enough to withstand their attempts. Kate McLelland’s illustrations are bold and bright, simple but with enough to keep the interest and attention of wee bairns!'
-- Jane E. Sandell, Scotsman


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.

You can also visit the author's own website at


My First Scottish Colours 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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