A Scottish Year, Twelve Months in the Life Of Scotland’s Kids by Tania McCartney
Published by EK Books
A Scottish Year by Tania is a beautiful hardback book that takes us through twelve months of seasonal and festive of typical Scottish children whose heritage is diverse but their experiences are common.
We are introduced to five different Scottish children; their hobbies, dreams and aspirations will strike a chord with any eight year old in Australia.
We are taken on a walk through each month’s highlights. Some are similar such as eating sweeties and kicking a ball around. Some are unique and traditional such as the Highland Show, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and ooh a white Christmas with all the trimmings.
In the winter the geese and swans arrive and in the spring, snowdrops and baby lambs are bleating everywhere. What beautiful images.
The illustrations make the book as they stand out with a bite size chunk of interesting text. I really like the bold and simple designs.
The book ends in a clear and beautiful map of the Scottish Isles. It is a gentle introduction to the study of geography and the humanities.
There is enough information to keep a five to ten year old happy and to pique the interest of the older age group to research some more.
I recommend for all boys and girls between the ages of five to ten.
Stimulate learning! Love it!
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Tania McCartney
Illustrator: Tina Snerling
Title: A Scottish Year, Twelve Months in the Life Of Scotland’s Kids
Publisher: EK Books
Published: September 2015