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Living Paintings

Gumboot’s Chocolatey Day

Written by Mick Inkpen

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Gumboot discovers that ducks don’t like chocolate – which turns out to be a very good thing indeed.

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Feel along the right arm to his trotter, and what do you think he is holding out? Of course, it is a piece of lovely milk chocolate which he is offering to a little girl. Go back down his arm to his broad neck and feel all over his face. Which way is he facing? Yes, his big snout, or nose, tells you that he is looking to the right. Can you feel the tiny dents in the snout? These are his nostrils through which he breathes. At the bottom of his snout you can trace the line of his mouth. Move up from his mouth and you will come to two black dots with black lines over them. These are his eyes and eyebrows.

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

Pig (Gumboot) & Girl
Bike & birds
Duck with chocolate

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