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Living Paintings


Written by Anthony Browne

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

Sponsored by: John Hornimans Children's Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Hannah’s father doesn’t have much time for her so she is often lonely.She loves gorillas and longs for one. On the night before her birthday she wakes up to find a parcel containting a toy gorilla by her bed. Disappointed she goes back to sleep.Later something magical happens – he comes alive and takes her on an amazing adeventure.

Listen to an audio clip

The front cover has the title in big red, capital letters across the top of the page. Swinging from the letter A is a huge gorilla wearing an overcoat, red and white spotted bow tie and a trilby hat. He's holding a little girl in a green coat and red wellies under one arm. He has a kind, smiling face and the little girl doesn't look frightened at all she's smiling too! An orange tabby cat below them is less happy, in fact he's scared out of his wits! It's a clear, starry night with a full Moon. At the bottom of the page are the black outline shapes of houses, trees, hedges, a church and a gorilla.

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

Gorilla, Hannah & scared cat
Gorilla as Superman
Charlie Chaplin & The Mona Lisa

What our members say

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Excellent literacy topic resource Excellent resource - used for a whole literacy topic for six weeks, every day. The nine year old student really enjoyed it.
Thank you.
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