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Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2)

Sponsored by: Leathersellers Company

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

This humorous story tells how Dr Xargle instructs his class of aliens on the appearance and habits of ‘Earthlets’ (human babies) before embarking on a field trip to Earth. Bath-time, feeding and changing nappies are all given a new slant by this alien guide to human behaviour.

Listen to an audio clip

Doctor Xargle has a bright green fluffy body the colour of grass, yellow feet like a bird and long snaky tentacle-like arms. Have a guess how many eyes he has?
Five, yes five. Let's start at his long arm on the left of the picture near the binding. Can you find it?
It's thin and smooth like a snake and curls up from his body towards the upper left.
Run your fingers up and down his ar, back towards his body and then follow up his neck and round his head. Can you count those five eyes?

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

Green Monster Teacher (Dr Xargle)
Baby (Earthlet)
Alien disguised as a girl

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