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The Leaf Thief

Written by Alice Hemming
Illustrated by Nicola Slater

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

Sponsored by: The Edward Gostling Foundation

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A laugh out loud picture book about the changing seasons!

Squirrel is so cross. Yesterday there were loads of beautiful leaves on his tree, but today? Today some are missing and Squirrel is convinced that someone has stolen them … there’s a leaf thief on the loose! Join Squirrel on a mission to find the culprit, and meet so many fun animals on the way, while you find out how the world takes on different colours as the months pass by.

Read by Felicity Montagu

Listen to an audio clip

This book is about Autumn. The time of year when the weather starts cooling and the days get shorter. In the centre of the cover is a red squirrel who’s scurrying about collecting leaves. On each side of him is a tree with leaves of red, yellow and gold. On the ground are more leaves, some plants and an acorn. A little bird is perched on a branch watching him. On the page on the right is a little picture of squirrel, he’s looking very cheery with one foot lifted in front of the other. His mouth is open so maybe he’s chatting as he walks along. The page on the right shows squirrel on the roof of a bright yellow bird box. It’s birds little home and squirrel is looking inside the little round hole and calling for bird. Squirrel is looking through the entrance hole, his mouth is open wide and he has a very worried expression on his face.

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, also available to 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

Squirrel and Bird with Leaf

Oak Tree

Bird House

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