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Bill in a China Shop

Written by Katie McAllaster Weaver
Illustrated by Tim Raglin

Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

When Bill the bull, who loves to collect china, finally finds a china shop without a ‘keep out’ sign on the door, directed at him, he rejoices. However, he soon finds out that he is not quite as welcome as he had hoped and, in his worry, he breaks nearly everything on display. He is rescued by the kindness of others. Read by Matt Lucas

Listen to an audio clip

Hello! Our story today is about a smartly dressed bull called Bill. Have you ever heard the saying when someone charges around knocking things over and breaking them that they are like a bull in a china shop? If so, this will give you a good clue as to what is about to happen in the tale of "Bill in a China Shop". The book is written by Katie McAllister Weaver and the illustrations are by Tim Raglin and there are three feely pictures of the characters in our story for you to enjoy.
The front cover of the book shows Bill, with an expression of delight and longing in his eyes, he has paused outside a china shop to look at the window display of prettily patterned cups, saucers.

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

Bill the bull
2 Elderly women (tall and thin, short and plump)
Ancient Greek statue and blue and white china vase.

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