The Bear Who Went Boo!
November 4, 2015

EXCITING NEWS! We have made David Walliams’ latest picture book, The Bear Who Went Boo! accessible for blind children on the very same day it’s available to their sighted friends. That means that as it hits the bookshops (5 November) blind and partially sighted children around the country are able to enjoy their own Touch to See version.

David said: “Living Paintings do a fantastic job of making books accessible to children without sight, and the finished touch and feel version of ‘The Bear Who Went Boo!’ is a thing of beauty.”

The icing on the cake is that David himself went into the studio to record the audio and brought it alive with his fantastic energy and sound effects! You can listen to a clip of it below.

The Bear Who Went Boo! is David’s eagerly anticipated fourth picture book with another colourful cast of characters brought to life with bear-rilliant energy by award-winning illustrator Tony Ross. This playful tale, packed with snow and surprises, is the sort of book the whole family can snuggle up with this Christmas.  It features a cheeky, lovable polar bear cub who is always going BOO and making other animals jump, with uproarious consequences.

Here are wonderful photographs of our library members reading and enjoying David Walliams’ new book.

Fred opening his special Touch to See parcel.

Fred opening The Bear Who Went Boo!

Tayen and her brother sharing David’s story.

Tayen and her brother reading

Annabelle, excited to open the special book package.


Leonard enjoying the story at bedtime.

Leonard feeling tactile image

Borrow The Bear Who Went Boo! from our Touch to See library now.

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