We are absolutely delighted that Martin Clunes, star of Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin, Fungus the Bogeyman and many other television programmes, agreed to read the audio for our new tactile book for blind children, One Year with Kipper. Martin is also well-known for being the voice of Kipper in the animated series shown on CITV. His warm, friendly delivery and sense of fun are perfect for our adaptation of this book by acclaimed children’s author Mick Inkpen for children aged 4 – 7 years.
One Year with Kipper follows everyone’s favourite dog and his best friend, Tiger, month by month through the seasons. Kipper takes photographs of all their adventures throughout the year including playing in the snow, going pond dipping, parachuting on a summer’s day and collecting leaves and conkers. It’s a lovely gentle tale with plenty of humour and lots of ideas for fun things to do whatever the weather. The story is interleaved on Braille pages and Martin’s descriptive audio takes the reader through every page of Mick Inkpen’s delightful illustrations. There are four colourful tactile pictures – one for each season – so the children can touch to see exactly what Kipper and Tiger look like and what fun they’re having! To order your copy of this very special book now – click here
We are immensely grateful to Martin for taking the time out of his busy schedule to record for us. He was happy to help support our work which enriches the lives of our 4,000+ young blind library members across the UK. Click here to hear a few words from him on our vital work.