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First Day at Bug School

Written by Sam Lloyd
Illustrated by Sam Lloyd

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A reassuring story to soothe anxiety about starting school. Welcome to Bug School! Don’t be nervous on your first day – it’s lots of fun. Learn to creep with the spiders, sing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in P.E. with the fleas! A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed!

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, my name’s Lucy. What’s your name? It’s good to meet you!
This book is all about school, although this is not an ordinary school…it’s a bug school! It’s very much like human school, there are teachers and lessons like PE, Maths and Music. But, at this school they have some strange lessons like spider class!

We’ve created a feely picture of the teacher and some of the bugs and we’ll explore them more in a moment.

On the right is our first feely picture. Feel all over it. (Pause) At the top of the page Miss Bumblebee is standing in front of the school. And below, two of the bug children are arriving at the start of day.

At the top, in the middle of the roof, is a square bell-tower. (Pause) Inside here is a purple, flower-shaped bell. This will ring in the morning when it’s time for school, and at the end of the school day.
school bell ringing sound

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

Bug School and Miss Bumblebee

Cricket and Ladybird


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