Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: Jun 1 2008
Height: 0.40 Width: 11.50 Depth: 7.00
Awards: Beehive Awards, Grand Canyon Reader Award
A New York Times Book Review choice as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2008
It is very hard for a sighted person to imagine what it is like to be blind. This groundbreaking, award-winning book endeavors to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing.
Raised black line drawings on black paper, which can be deciphered by touch, complement a beautifully written text describing colors through imagery. Braille letters accompany the text so that the sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used to learn more.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.