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Zog and the Flying Doctors

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

Zog the dragon, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout have taken to the skies! No sniffly lion or sunburned mermaid will go without care while the flying doctors are on duty. But Princess Pearl’s unconventional career path doesn’t sit so well with her uncle, the king. He thinks princesses should stay in their towers, wear frilly dresses and embroider cushions all day! When the king’s mysterious illness befuddles all the royal doctors however, it’s Princess Pearl to the rescue! She not only heals the king – she also changes his mind about what it means to be a real princess.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello. My name is Richie. I'm a Blue Peter presenter, and I'm lucky enough to go on lots of adventures, meeting people and doing different things. You may have met the three main characters of this book before in Zog. He is a clumsy orange dragon who meets princess, Pearl and Gadabout and they team up to become the flying doctors. The front cover shows Princess Pearl and Gadabout flying in the sky on the back of Zog, the orange dragon. Oh, dear. In the picture at the bottom of the page, Zog has crash, landed with Princess Pearl and Gadabout on top. They're all looking a little sore and upset. Behind him. Zog is taking a snooze on a rock. Well, it must be tiring work carting, those flying doctors around all day mustn't it. Little puffs of steam coming out of his nostrils as he sleeps.

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

    Zog with the Flying Doctors
    Princess Pearl with Lion and Mermaid
    Unicorn and King

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