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Living Paintings

This is the Bear and the Scary Night

Written by Sarah Hayes
Illustrated by Helen Craig

Suitable for: 0-5 years

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

One day, a boy accidentally leaves his much-loved teddy bear on a chair in the park. Night falls and the bear’s adventure starts when an owl carries him off in its claws. With the help of a passing trombonist, the bear lives to tell the tale, and is happily reunited with his boy the following day. As the book is written in rhyming couplets, it’s easy for young children to join in with the storytelling.

Listen to an audio clip

At the top of the left hand page is a tiny picture of a foot stool. A brown hat with a red ribbon is lying on top of it and a big, shiny brass trombone, which is a musical instrument, is resting against it. I wonder who these belong to. There's another picture showing those three green, park chairs, the same ones that were on the front cover. The bear is sitting on the middle one. He's smiling and pointing towards the large grey-brown shaggy dog, who's sitting on the right. The dog is smiling too and looking at the bear alertly with its ears sticking right up, as if they've just been playing an exciting game. They look as if they are having a wonderful time. The boy is sitting on the other chair. He has reddish brown hair and is wearing a blue jumper and trousers, yellow socks and brown shoes.

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
Owl

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