Jodee’s Story: a budding young author publishes her first book
November 25, 2013

Young library member Jodee truly is an inspiration to us all. Not only is she a budding author, having written her own book, but we’ve also made the publication into a Touch to See tactile book for her. We chatted to Jodee, and her mother, Heidi, and they told us a bit more about the enterprise.

Jodee is home-educated, and along with three other girls, who were also taught at home, she wrote a book for a company called “Chocolate Muffin Publishing“. This was a very exciting prospect, as it meant that the book would be available to purchase from Waterstones, among other places. All of the girls chose quite different stories to tell, and Jodee’s book is called ‘Two Sisters go to the Fun Fair’.  Jodee admitted that she liked books best that were about girls – Heidi was her all-time favourite book. ‘Two Sisters go to the Fun Fair’ features two sisters called Stacey and Tracey, and the tale is about all the things they get up to – although Jodee did confess that she didn’t like some of the faster fairground rides.

Here is Jodee with a thermoform image

Another favourite book of Jodee’s is ‘Anne of Green Gables’; she likes to watch the TV programme too. I asked Jodee what her favourite Living Paintings books was, and she said that she really liked the more factual and educational titles, because she loved learning new things!

Jodee reading a tactile book in our production room

Our Touch to See pictures have helped stimulate Jodee’s creative imagination; here she is with her very own tactile version of her self-penned publication. Jodee chose the tactile images for her Touch to See book herself and as you can see, she was very pleased with the final result!


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