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Look Up!

Written by Nathan Bryon
Illustrated by Dapo Adeola

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

Sponsored by: Dapo Adeola campaign via JustGiving, The Ogden Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

This joyous, life-affirming picture book introduces the lovable Rocket, a space-obsessed girl who wants everybody to be as excited as her about an impending meteor shower. Bursting with eye-popping, vivid illustrations, Look Up! is a book that all budding young astronauts will love!

Rocket’s going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived! But… First, she needs to convince her big brother Jamal to stop looking down at his phone and start LOOKING UP at the stars!

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020 and shortlisted for the British Book Awards Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2020

Bursting with energy and passion about space and the natural world, this heart-warming picture book will reignite your desire to turn off those screens and switch on to the outside world.

Read by Naomi Ackie.

Listen to an audio clip

This is a story about a girl with an amazing name. She’s called Rocket and she loves everything about space! This story is set in Rocket’s house and the town where she lives.

There’s a meteor whooshing across the sky which looks like a golden arrow with a long silver tail! * sfx whoosh sounds

I think Rocket and her cat are ready for an adventure! Are you?

On the right-hand page Rocket and Jamal are standing, looking up. Rocket’s mouth is open-wide in surprise! There’s a beautiful ray of silver-pink light coming down from above. * sfx meteor sounds

In the middle of this double page picture Rocket and Jamal are looking up in amazement! In the darkness around them there are other excited people, all looking up and crying out in wonder!

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 or stream via your account online.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

A:    Rocket with brother Jamal and Telescope

B:    Mae Jemison

C:    Rocket, Cat and Meteorite Shower

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