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British Wildlife, a walk in the countryside

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

Sponsored by: The Ernest Cook Trust

Available braille grades:

In this dramatic fact book Gran takes Tom for a walk through lots of different places, describing the wildlife they see on the way. They go by a river, through woodland and across some farmland. Along the way they meet some famous people – Kate Humble is doing some wildlife filming and Chris Packham is doing a bat count. Music from Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals accompanies the descriptions except at the end when Scottish bagpipes accompany our description of The Monarch of the Glen by Landseer. This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and could be used as an educational resource in class. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, independent learning and reading for pleasure.

Listen to an audio clip

Now find again the otter's head and face in the bottom right. It has a long nose and it's pointing down. Can you find its round eye and above is the curve of its ear. An otter's eyes and ears are quite small and it can close its ears and nostrils to keep the water out when it dives. Its eyes are set quite high on the head, so that it can see when the rest of the body is below water. The otter relies on its bristly whiskers if the water is murky. These pick up the vibrations in the water made by swimming fish and help to guide the otter to its prey.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack.
  • 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

Hedgehog, Mole and Worm
Dormouse and Water Vole
Woodpecker and Cuckoo
Rabbit and Hare
Roe Deer, Fawn and Footprint
Red Squirrel and Footprint
Fox and Badger
Tawny Owl
Brown Long-eared Bat, Eyed Hawk-moth
Egg, Cocoon, caterpillar, Red Admiral butterfly
Animal Tracks: Otter, Fox, Roe Deer and Badger
Stag, Monarch of the Glen, by Edwin Landseer

What our members say

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British widlife The audio stories are all very interesting and they enjoyed feeling the different pictures and following the stories. Janine
Fantastic Quality This is an invaluable resource to use and share with children who visit the Dales and have a visual impairment - allowing them to feel and visualize what is around them. Library Member
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