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Tippu

Written by David Day
Illustrated by Abigail Pizer

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Tells the story of a family of elephants who struggle to stay alive, and stop their own massacre by ivory hunters. Separated from their parents, the young elephants are frightened and alone until a wise old stork leads them and their felllow sufferers to safety.

Listen to an audio clip

It's about a young African elephant and his little sister who get separated from their family as they flee from greedy hunters who want to shoot their parents and steal their ivory tusks. As they search for their family they wonder sadly if they'll ever find them again.
We meet young Tippu first on the front cover of the book. He has an appealing expression on his face and looks very sweet. His eyes are set wide apart and his large ears stick out on either side of his head. He's standing in a large plain of grass scorched golden brown by the sun. In the distance a group of black and white striped zebras are grazing. Behind them are some acacia trees whose leaves are a favourite food of elephants

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

Elephant
Rhino
Leopard and Stork

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