Top tactile books for Mother’s Day
March 7, 2018

What could be better on Mother’s Day than sitting down together and reading a good book? Not much we reckon.

We’ve put together a list of top Touch to See books for blind and partially sighted children, mums, grandparents and carers to share on this special day.

Just Like My Mum – David Melling

A little lion cub is keen to point out the similarities between him and his mum. When it comes to certain things, there’s no one just like mum! Charming and humorous illustrations enhance the simple text. Also available in Touch to See format, Just Like My Dad by David Melling.

Just Like My Mum - front cover and tactile picture of mummy lion

Five Minutes’ Peace – Jill Murphy

Mrs Large the elephant needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there’s never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum’s quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain’s most treasured author-illustrators.

Five Minutes Peace - mummy elephant in the bath tactile

Five Little Ducks – Penny Dann

Five little ducks went swimming one day, over the hills and far away. This delightful rhymed story with charming colour illustrations introduces toddlers to numbers and counting.

Five Little Ducks - mum duck and baby duck tactile

Hugless Douglas – David Melling

Hugless Douglas is in need of ‘a big bear hug’. As he goes in search of one, none seem quite right – too small, too short and too uncomfortable. Of course, there’s only one hug that will do – a hug from his mum! Our Touch to See book of this popular children’s picture book features three handpainted ‘feely’ pictures with an audio guide read by actor and comedian Alan Davies.

Hugless Douglas hugging his mum tactile picture

All of our Touch to See Living Picture Books are available completely free of charge in both braille grade 1 and 2. Order online or call us on 01635 299771 to place an order.

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