On The Move
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
This substantial board book brings something very new to mainstream children's book publishing, thanks to its extensive inclusion of braille.
One of a new series of books developed in consultation with the RNIB, this particular title focuses on transport as its theme. Every entry is written in both braille and large print, and is supported by embossed images.
The book features everything from trains and cars to cranes and unicycles, supported by a range of interesting facts for the young reader to discover. Thirty pages offer a wealth of fascinating material about how and why each mode of transport works. Each page features photographic imagesm which help to break up the text and braille.
While this title would be most relevant to confident young independent braillists, others in the series cater for early years audiences and older readers.
A valuable new addition to the children's book landscape, this represents part of a rare breed of books that have clearly worked in close partnership with visual impairment experts to ensure that all blind and partially sighted readers are awarded full inclusion.