Living Paintings

Charlotte’s Web

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

This collection contains painted tactile pictures taken from illustrations in ‘Charlottes Web’ by E B White. The audio guide does not tell the story but describes the raised images. It provides a wonderful springboard for the young person to read or listen to the classic story for themselves. Perfect to inspire a love of reading for pleasure.

Listen to an audio clip

Spider's webs really are fascinating things: long, long threads of silk thinner than a single strand of your hair, woven into geometrical patterns so delicate that a gust of wind might tear them down, and at the same time strong enough to hold a struggling fly. The web on your feely picture is very simplified, but you can still feel the geometrical pattern. In the centre is a round blank space - feel outwards from this. Can you feel that there are some lines going outwards, and in between them are another set of lines joining them up? Just above the centre of the web is Charlotte A Cavatica herself. She's head downwards in the web: feel her small grey head first, then her diamond-shaped body above, and lastly her eight long, thin bent legs, four on each side of her body, stretching out across her web.

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, for parents and teachers, 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

Child feeding baby pig
Goose, Rat and Egg
Spider on spider’s web
Big Wheel
Pig

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