Platypus - Books - Living Paintings

Living Paintings


Written by Chris Riddell

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

Sponsored by: The Freemasons

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Platypus decides it’s the perfect day to go collecting. He finds a bug rock, an old shoe and a broken umbrella, but none of these are quite what he’s looking for. Then he finds a curly shell – just right!

Listen to an audio clip

The picture on the front is of a very happy little Platypus and he is carrying his bucket on the left and his spade on the right. Turn over the cover and immediately you will find the first Feely Picture. Platypus himself is standing looking towards the binding across the top of the page. The most extraordinary thing about him is his bill it's huge. Feel it sticking out from his head it is twice as long as one of his arms. It is brown and slightly curved.

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

Platypus, spade & Bucket
Trainer, Acorn, bottle top & ball of string
Broken umbrella, ice cream cone, conch shell, Hermit crab

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