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Living Paintings

If We Had a Sailboat

Written by Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Step aboard and sail to a treasure island, take a train ride through a steamy jungle and meet a Martian in outer space! The starting point for these incredible escapades is a back-garden, home to two cheerful toddlers and their fun-loving dog. Because when it comes to make-believe adventure, the sky’s the limit!

Listen to an audio clip

It's the little girl from the sailboat, wearing a brightly coloured t-shirt & shorts. There's also a picture of the Jolly Roger flag for you to feel. Start at the top right hand corner of the page and explore the flag. If you feel around the edge, you can tell the flag is square in shape. However, it's not quite straight, especially at the top and bottom because it's blowing in the wind. The flag is black with a picture of a white skull and cross bones on it. Can you feel the raised round shape of the skull? A skull is the bone inside a person's head.

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

Small pirate girl with a skull and cross bones flag
Cowboy riding a runaway horse
Green alien with lots of eyes
Rocket in space

What our members say

Wonderful book I listened with my eyes shut and felt the 3D pictures and found myself actually disappointed when I opened my eyes, because Chris's voice led me through with such detail and enthusiasm that the pictures in my imagination were so real. Library Member
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