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Two Pounds of Onions from Earth

Written by Lionel Giordano
Illustrated by Alex Bloom

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Elliot and Zoox, two young boys from the planet Calavrox, want to practise their music, but Mum sends them off in their spaceships to buy two pounds of onions from Earth. They pick up Mum’s onions – but not before they have some fun and adventure!

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Can you read the title in Braille, running up the edge of the book? There's a great picture on the cover: we're looking down on a town street we're about as high up as the roofs and there are some houses with big wooden shutters around the windows. There's a market going on in the street there are big red and white striped awnings covering the stalls, and we can just make out what's for sale fruit and vegetables, mostly. But right up close to us in the rooftops are two of the most peculiar creatures they're bright green, with big eyes, noses the size of potatoes, and two green antennae like spring onions sticking out from the tops of their heads. They're wearing funny caps, too: one looks like a baseball cap with a curved brim, while the other one resembles nothing so much as a flower pot.

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

Aliens & Spaceship
Busker, Guitar & Dog
Alien mum & boys in bunk beds

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