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Living Paintings

Music to Greet the Day

Suitable for: Book Clubs

The beautiful sound of birdsong – what better way to start the day! Discover some secrets of the dawn chorus and two of the earliest songsters – the blackbird and the wren. Are you an early bird?

Listen to an audio clip

When you come to think of it, suburban gardens and town parks are like pockets of the countryside - bees, shrubs, flowers, artificial lakes, waterways, plenty of grass - numerous mini-habitats far closer together than you would find in open country. The fact that everything is cluttered together means that the birds get used to a lot going on at very close quarters: they become far less shy.
Features of the town can also, unintentionally, provide an ideal habitat for birds: high buildings with ledges and cornices, girders and cranes, arches and "cave-like" structures, chimneys, street-lamps, overhead wires, fountains - and so on. For birds it's food, however, which is likely to be the main attraction to sharing living quarters with predatory Man.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack, containing 10 copies of each topic.
  • Guidance Notes, for Book Club leaders, to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box. .

Touch to see image list

Blackbird
Wren

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