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A new environment and oceans picture book for blind children

20th May 2021

Somebody Swallowed Stanley written by Sarah Roberts. Cover Image shows Stanley a stripey red plastic carrier bag floating in the ocean surrounded by sea creatures.

An ocean and environment tale

We’re delighted to announce that ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’, by Sarah Roberts and illustrated by Hannah Peck, is now available for blind and partially sighted children to enjoy.

Close up photo f sarah Roberts smiling and sitting on a boat.

Read by the author and environmental expert, Sarah Roberts!

We are very pleased that author and environmental expert, Sarah Roberts has kindly lent her voice to the soundtrack of this book which describes the beautiful illustrations and guides little fingers over the tactile pictures that we have created. Sarah is thrilled to be involved and loved our adaption of her book:

“Ahh this is AMAZING! Thank you so much for all your hard work converting Stan! You’ve done such an amazing job!”

The author, Sarah, holding up Living Paintings tactile adaptation of her book Somebody Swallowed Stanley

About the book

This thought-provoking picture book charts the eventful journey made by Stanley, a discarded plastic carrier bag, who is swept into the sea. As he drifts through the ocean waves, he is mistaken for a jellyfish and swallowed by a series of unsuspecting animals. But will he find his own ‘special place’? A beautifully illustrated picture book with a powerful message about plastic pollution.

Special extras for blind children

To the mainstream published book we have added our VI-kid friendly extras.

With thanks to Sarah Roberts, Hannah Peck and the publisher Scholastic for their kind support in enabling us to adapt this book, making it accessible for blind and partially sighted children in the UK.

Borrow Somebody Swallowed Stanley

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