McCartney, Tania A Scottish Year 25 pgs. EK Books, 2015. $17.99 NONFICTION
picture book features five Scottish children as they experience the various events of the twelve months
of the year...examples include Burns’ Night, Beef Harahi, Stovies, First Foot,
Black Bun, Bass rock puffins, and more.
artwork but much of the interesting 'unique to Scotland' type of things are named
but not explained, which is zero help to a young reader. One good example of
this is a tiny picture with an arrow that labels the item as crisps. Student
readers are NOT going to know that’s a potato chip. Also its an entire book
about one countries children, would a library buy an entire series of every
single country? I must say I prefer a single book that compares lives of say 5
different children in 5 different countries.
EL (K-3), EL –OPTIONAL
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.