New tactile, audio and braille book for blind children out now!
Living Paintings is pleased to announce our latest Touch to See book is now in the library and ready for borrowing. As luck, and a bit of careful planning, would have it, our tactile and audio version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Snail and the Whale is also this year’s Christmas animation special on BBC One. We hope our tactile and audio version of this super kids book is not only enjoyable by itself but makes the TV animation version accessible too.
The Snail and the Whale is a charming story that follows a teeny, tiny snail and an enormous humpback whale as they travel the world in search of adventure. Their journey ends unexpectedly as the whale finds itself in danger. Thankfully, friendship, community spirit and a whole heap of courage from one very small creature save the day!
Our Touch to See adaptation of the book features hand-painted tactile pictures, braille (in UEB grade 1 and 2) and audio descriptions read by British actress Rachael Stirling. You can listen to a snippet here:
A huge thank you to publisher, Macmillan Books, Rachael Stirling, our skilled volunteers who handcrafted every tactile image, and Hays Travel Foundation for funding this project.
Here’s Zannah and Matilda enjoying their copies.
Click here to borrow Snail and the Whale now, just in time for Christmas Day!