Living Paintings

The Sleepy Dormouse

Written by Mark Ezra
Illustrated by Gavin Rowe

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

When Scraggly Sam sees the little dormouse fast asleep, he decides that it would be the perfect thing for breakfast. So he takes the dormouse home, and feeds it seeds and nuts to fatten it up. Will the mouses’s friends be able to save it in time?

Listen to an audio clip

The man who painted them is called an artist and here he has mixed his paint colours with water. This makes them beautifully soft and bright. In the big species like the sky is used lots of water and floated the colour onto it. In little details like the eyes of the mice. He's been very careful and used very little water and more paint.
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On the outside cover of the book is the dormouse eating a sunflower seed and peeping out from among some apple blossom. Turn the cover of the book and here we have your first feely picture. Can you find 3 mice on it? They're all different shapes and sizes. One's the dormouse and two are harvest mice.

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

Dormouse & harvest mice
Stoat (Scraggly Sam) in a hat with a flowerpot
Flowerpot with a sunflower growing through it and an empty flowerpot

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