SCHOOLKIDS in Renfrew were treated to a special visit from a children’s author on Monday.

Pupils at Arkleston Primary enjoyed hearing from Lindsay Littleson, whose new book The Rewilders has been named Scottish Book Trust’s children and young adult book of the month.

It features a young girl named Esme, who is braced for boredom when she goes to stay with her grandmother.

However, events take an unusual turn when she discovers Cora – the abandoned kitten her gran found – is actually a wild lynx kitten and is growing fast.

Aileen Jeffrey, who owns The Ginger Cat Children’s Bookshop, in Kilmacolm, arranged the school event.

She told The Gazette: “Lindsay spoke to the children at Arkleston Primary about her new book The Rewilders and about rewilding in Scotland.

“The children asked her some brilliant questions about being an author and her books.”

Lindsay then signed copies of the book for the children who had ordered it from Aileen’s shop.