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Living Paintings


Written by James Dunn
Illustrated by Helen Bate

Suitable for: 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teenagers (Key stage 4)

Sponsored by: The David Hammond Charitable Foundation

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Find out about all things British in this alphabet book with a difference. A is for Arthur, B is for Beatles… this innovative new picture book looks at some of the things that give the UK its vibrant and unique cultural identity. Contains a glossary at the back. Adaptation contains recipes, music, literary extracts and masses of information to prompt classroom discussions.

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Punk first started as a reaction against the 'over-the-top' rock music of the 1970s. It was pure, stripped down music with short tracks and a rough, raw feel. It was generally accepted that you didn't have to be a good musician to perform punk rock - anyone could have a go. There's a famous drawing from a music magazine of the time which showed three chords and the words "This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. Now form a band"! Punk music was very loud and brash lyrics were generally quite aggressive and shouted rather than sung. Being at a punk rock gig was a pretty physical experience. The audience would stand very close to the stage and instead of dancing they would jump up and down in a style called 'pogoing'.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Beatles
Sherlock Holmes
Mini and Girl in 60’s fashion
Punk Rocker
Romeo and Juliet

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Fantastic The amount of resources for the book were great - fantastic ideas. Dorothy
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