Living Paintings

This is the Bear

Written by Sarah Hayes
Illustrated by Helen Craig

Suitable for: 0-5 years

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A boy, a bear and a dog are best friends. One day the dog pushes the bear into the rubbish bin and an adventure begins for all of them.

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On the left page, that cheeky dog has got hold of the bear in his mouth, has jumped up on his back legs and is popping the bear head first into a dustbin. We can just see the top of the black plastic bin liner sticking out of the top of the dustbin. The bear doesn't look too unhappy about things. He's got a big grin on his face, and is telling us his name. He's called Fred - a fine name for a bear, don't you think? I imagine he and the dog have been playing a game together, but I don't think the bear knows quite what he's let himself in for!
Oh no! On the right page all we can see of the upside-down bear are his two fat legs sticking out of the top of the bin. The dog's sitting beside the bin, saying "Oh dear!", but I don't actually think he's that sorry for what he's done - after all, he's not trying to help the bear out, is he?

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

Bear
Dog
Boy and Bed

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