Books for blind children OUT NOW: Elmer’s Walk
September 6, 2018

New tactile, audio and braille books for blind children out now

A wonderful celebration of mindfulness for young and old to share, Elmer’s Walk is the latest in author and illustrator David McKee’s much-loved Elmer series. This time round, the charming Patchwork Elephant takes a walk around his beautiful jungle home but can’t find anyone who wants enjoy its sights, sounds and smells with him – everyone’s just too busy. Luckily, Elmer’s friend Wilbur arrives and shares Elmer’s enjoyment of a wonderful starry night.

Our Touch to See version of this charming title has been made available for blind and partially sighted children on the very same day as it’s released in book shops up and down the country. The Living Paintings team – including our talented and dedicated volunteers – have been working hard to meet the book’s publication date so that children with visual impairments don’t miss out on this fantastic story. Although we’re not able to do this for every Touch to See picture book we adapt, we hope by producing a Touch to See version of Elmer’s Walk, we can raise awareness and even slightly narrow the gap between the amount of commercial picture books versus accessible books for blind children.

A tactile picture of Elmer and Wilbur under a starry sky

A page in Elmer's Walk featuring Elmer surrounded by colourful butterflies

Elmer and Wilbur tactile picture next to the illustration in the book

Click here to order your copy today.

Our fundraising campaign to create this title is still ongoing! We want to be able to make a full set (that’s 30 copies) of Elmer’s Walk for our Touch to See library but we’re a little behind on our £2,500 target. Please consider giving to our #PoundsForPatches campaign… you can donate online via our special Just Giving page, over the phone or by cheque. Our phone number and address can be found at the bottom of the page.

A huge thank you to publishers Andersen Press for supporting Living Paintings throughout this campaign.


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