Little Explorers: Scotland Then and Now (Lift the Flap, See the Past)

Illustrated by Louise Forshaw

Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Young children will learn while they play -- lift the flap to travel back and forth in time, comparing Scottish landmarks as they are now with how they were at key moments in history
  • Created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and based on the real-life attractions you can visit today
  • This large board book is chunky but lightweight -- an ideal gift for visitors to Scotland
  • Features sturdy fold-out pages that stand up to plenty of use by little hands

This exciting fold-out board book lets children turn back time at Scotland's most famous places, from Edinburgh Castle to Skara Brae! Created in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, and packed with colourful and dynamic historical detail.

board book
215 x 215 mm
Floris Books
Picture Kelpies
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 4 years
12 pages
Publication date:
23 Mar 2023
Kelpies World


Turn back time and introduce little explorers to Scotland's past through some of its most famous historical places. Explore Orkney's Skara Brae with Stone Age villagers, command Urquhart Castle with Robert the Bruce, return to Jarlshof in Shetland after a Viking raid, have a feast at Stirling Castle with King James V, guard the Antonine Wall with Roman soldiers, and try to capture Edinburgh Castle with the Jacobites.

With double fold-out sturdy pages, children can discover what key places in Scotland's history look like now, then reveal how they might have looked hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago.

Published in partnership with experts at Historic Environment Scotland, each page is inspired by an Historic Scotland site. The bright and exciting illustrations are packed full of historical detail helping young children to learn as they explore. This large board book is chunky but lightweight -- just the right size for little hands -- and a perfect souvenir of adventures in Scotland.


Louise Forshaw spent her childhood drawing comics and went on to study Illustration and Animation at Newcastle College, UK. She is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including the Busy Books and the Little Explorers series. Louise lives just outside Newcastle upon Tyne and works from her small home studio, with three Jack Russell terriers to keep her company.

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