Tiddler - Books - Living Paintings

Living Paintings


Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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

Sponsored by: Thomas Cook Children's Charity

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Tiddler is always telling strange and wonderful stories about why he is late for school but does he really have such wonderful adventures or is he telling fishy tales?! Find out in this brilliant underwater adventure. The book is read by actor, Martin Clunes.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, my name's Martin. This is a story that takes place under water, in the ocean. It's about a little fish who is always telling stories about himself. On the right there's a much bigger picture. It's above the surface of the sea. It shows a red, white and blue fishing boat with four sailors on board. Seagulls are bobbing or flying around the boat. There’s a blue sky and the sea is calm, but rain has begun to fall on the right-hand side. There are some grey clouds drifting there too. The boat is about to sail into bad weather. The big picture on the right hand page. It shows the fishing boat, but this time it's in a rainstorm. The sky is blanketed in grey clouds and down below the sea is dark blue and the waves are choppy and tipped with white foam. Four seagulls are fluttering in the sky, up above the boat. They're probably hoping to snatch a fishy snack when the net is finally hauled up. Oh dear, poor Tiddler.

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

    Seahorse, Ray fish, Dolphin and Tiddler
    School of fish
    Mermaid, Treasure Chest, Shark and Gruffalo Fish
    Turtle and Squid

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