Two Touch to See books are this year’s must-watch Christmas TV!
December 16, 2019

Have you got your must-watch Christmas TV schedule sorted yet? Great news! Two of this year’s biggest animations are also Touch to See books that are available to borrow for free from our library.

The entertainment begins on Channel 4, Christmas Eve with an animated version of the classic Judith Kerr story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This fun-filled adventure features the voices of Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Walliams and Paul Whitehouse with Robbie Williams singing the soundtrack. Borrow our tactile and audio book version of this wonderful tale now, in time for the animation’s Christmas debut.

A still from the animation of the tiger who came to tea.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea from Living Paintings free Touch to See library

Switch over to BBC One on Christmas Day for yet another heartwarming tale from the dynamic duo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. An animated version of The Snail and the Whale is this year’s big family feature from the BBC with the voices of Rob Brydon and Sally Hawkins. Adapted for the small screen, the story follows a tiny snail who goes on an amazing journey by hitching a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale.

Our Touch to See version of this hugely popular title has just hit our library shelves meaning blind and partially sighted children can now meet the book’s lovable characters ahead of the Christmas Day TV treat. Click here to place your order and get your festive reading/TV viewing sorted!

A screenshot of the BBC website showing a still from the animation of the snail and the whale.

Front cover of 'The Snail and the Whale' next to a tactile picture of the whale, snail and rock.




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