Scottish Opposites for Tinies

We’ve already had Colours, Things That Go, Weather, Numbers and Animals from Floris Books. Now we have Scottish Opposites.

Kate McLelland is a fabulous illustrator and printmaker who has produced a series of Scottish themed board books for small children.

The illustrations are brilliantly simple and recognisable and there’s only one word on each page so no story line other than, “The fox is faster than the snail” – which is quite enough for babies who are just interested in exercising their fingers turning pages.

I’ve questioned the Scottish theme previously but this one is, in my opinion, the most appropriate. I particularly like ‘over’ and ‘under’ the
iconic Forth Rail Bridge.

Nice and robust to survive disrespecting toy boxes, the books are priced at £5.99.


About Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.
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