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The Slightly Annoying Elephant

Written by David Walliams
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

One day a little boy called Sam is surprised to find a most unusual visitor on his doorstep – a large blue elephant who is rather demanding and destructive! How on earth did Same end up adopting him? Find out in this very funny story by best-selling children’s author, David Walliams

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This is a funny story about the day a small boy has a rather unusual visitor. On the front cover is a picture of a huge blue elephant. He's wearing an orange beret and a long green scarf. A boy is peeping out from behind the elephant's ear on the right. Above the elephant is a banner with the name of the author, David Walliams that's me!
Let's explore your first feely picture and find out what the elephant looks like. He's sitting in the middle of the page, enjoying a bath. He's facing to the left so you can only feel one side of him.
Start at the top of the page, in the middle, and move down until you find the smooth top of his pink bath hat. There's a frill around the bottom of it. Trace carefully with your fingers to find it.
Just below the frill can you find his small, round eye?
Let's explore his blue trunk trace left along it. It's wide to start with and gets narrower as it curves up at the end. Along the curved top edge of the trunk you can feel the creases of the elephant's skin. When you reach the end you'll feel that he's holding something it's a brush with a long handle. Trace along the handle to find the bristles at the end. He's using the brush to scrub the top of his trunk.

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

The slightly annoying elephant in the bath
Sam standing and Sam mixing a bowl of food
The slightly anoying elephant riding Sam’s bike
Three elephants queuing for the toilet

What our members say

Brilliant, funny and engaging Our daughter Summer thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this book, she would highly recommend it for all children, she especially liked David Walliams extensive detail of describing the pictures and his voices. Her favourite part was when all the elephants came to visit Sam's house. In her words 'Brilliant' Summer

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