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The Smeds and The Smoos

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

An alien take on Romeo and Juliet. Two young aliens from different clans meet and fall in love, much to the disapproval of their families. Will there be heart ache or will love conquer all? // Read by Martin Freeman

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Now, what a treat we have here, another story from the brilliant storytelling duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This story has gone interstellar and is set in space, with a variety of wonderful aliens and colourful planets.
The rocket has three round windows and a pointed nose cone with a big window. On the far left, grey smoke is pluming out of the base of the rocket and a yellow cable is attached here too. Perhaps the rocket is fuelling up and is nearly ready for lift-off! (SFX rocket taking off)
Come on Smeds, quickly climb on board! (SFX rocket)
The picture below shows the blue rocket zooming through space - orange and yellow flames firing out. There's three windows with blue and red faces peeping out! Hooray the Smeds have joined the Smoos to search for Bill and Janet.

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

Janet & Bill Sitting on a Rock
5 Aliens
Rocket, Grandma Smoo & Grandpa Smed, Baby & Gruffalo Toad

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