Touch to See Picture Books
Original published picture books by all the top publishers, authors and illustrators, packaged with our unique added extras. Fantastic for learning to read Braille and inspiring a love of pictures, books and reading. Great for story time at home.
Children can enjoy the same access to popular picture books as their sighted peers.
Parents can borrow their child’s favourite picture books and share in the enjoyment of the lively descriptive audio guides, often read by famous people like Martin Clunes, Alan Davies and Bill Bailey.
Contemporary classics and characters include Charlie and Lola, Lost and Found, The Gruffalo and Kipper. Popular authors and illustrators include Mick Inkpen, Anthony Browne, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, David Walliams and Oliver Jeffers.
Hi, I’m Axel Sheffler. I’m an illustrator. I illustrated this book Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson. And this is a version that has been produced by Living Paintings, which is a charity that does books for blind and visually impaired children. And it is, it’s got some, some of the illustrations, so you can feel them. And it’s also got the whole text in braille, and they’ve done many, many books of ours over the years. And I think it’s a brilliant charity that deserves any support.
What’s inside our Touch to See Picture Books
The original published book is comb bound and packaged with:
- 2-4 hand-painted tactile pictures of the characters and scenes in the story, created to match the illustrator’s style.
- The text of the story in Braille, on clear plastic sheets which are interleaved through the book.
- A lively audio guide which describes the illustrations on each page and guides the fingers over the tactile pictures