A Super BookMembers of our club used this book individually. They enjoyed recalling flowers and past experience of the countryside. The commentary was extremely helpful.Library Member
A Walk in the Woods
Suitable for: Book Clubs
Sponsored by: Masonic Charitable Foundation
Available braille grades:
Take a walk through some of the UK’s native woodland to discover the wildflowers and animals that can be discovered there. An atmospheric soundtrack adds to the enjoyment.
Listen to an audio clip
Let's start with the badger at the left with the nose. This is large and rubbery and is used for snuffling in short grass and sucking up worms. Below the nose is a small indentation indicating the mouth. This is hiding a fearsome set of teeth and strong jaws. The badger is a carnivore so has incisors for subduing prey and tearing flesh and molars for grinding. It is also a fighter, defending its territory and breeding females. Moving to the right, feel a raised ridge. This indicates the black stripe which extends back to and beyond the ear. In the stripe feel the small round eye. This is also black and hidden in the black stripe for protection.
- 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Touch to see image list
Bluebell, Primrose and Foxglove
Like being taken for a virtual walkWe used a 'Walk in the Woods' - this really does what it says! Its as if you are there. A great way of uniting both sighted and partially sighted residents as they are taken for a virtual walk. It is a lovely way to include partially sighted residents in an interesting outdoor activity.Library Member
Great diverse subjectsWe particularly enjoyed the sounds of the birds, animals and music. The subject matter was excellent and diverse. A suggestion - could the raised images be coloured for those with partial sight ? We did lots of activities connected with this book - sight and sound, aromatherapy, living portraits, big screen to show DVD, forest walk, poems about trees. The subject matter was excellent and diverse.Library Member
You feel like you are really thereYou feel like you are really there. You actually see yourself walking in the woods.Library Member
EnjoyableWe had a small group and held the session in the conservatory with doors open onto the garden. After listening to the pack we discussed and reminisced. Some residents thought the length of the dialogue was too long so in the future I will have more breaks.Library Member
Very enjoyableWe all enjoyed this session sat in the conservatory with the doors open. The pack led to much discussion and reminiscing. Some residents thought the length of the dialogue was too long so in future we will have more breaks.Rose
This book reminds you of a summerâ€™s dayThis book reminds you of a summerâ€™s day. It takes you into right into a wood, you hear all the sounds as well.Library Member