David Walliams’ The Slightly Annoying Elephant in Touch to See
August 24, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that our audio and tactile adaptation of David Walliams’ first picture book, The Slightly Annoying Elephant, is now in the library.

The Slightly Annoying Elephant book cover

The Slightly Annoying Elephant tells the story of a little boy called Sam who one day receives an unexpected visitor from Africa.  It’s a huge blue elephant with very demanding habits……how will Sam keep him hidden from his parents and keep him happy? Told with David Walliams’ customary wicked humour the book also has wonderful illustrations by Tony Ross. It’s the perfect story for children aged from 3 to 7 years – they will love feeling the tactile pictures of the large blue elephant in the bath and riding a bicycle.

Louis testing The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams

One of our library members, Louis, has already had a sneak preview as he did the pre-publication testing for us (before the tactiles were painted). He absolutely loved the book! He said that “the feely pictures were high quality, great and easy to follow” and he “loved the humour in the script”.  He is a huge fan of David’s books and wrote him a persuasive letter asking him to record for us. Happily he agreed, so you get the added bonus of hearing David’s own voice on the audio.

David Walliams recording in the studio for Living Paintings

Listen to David Walliams read The Slightly Annoying Elephant for blind children:


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