|Goodnight Moon has delighted children and grown-ups since 1947, and now blind children and adults can explore the "great green room" by touch!
Precious few picture books for blind children actually contain pictures. Those that do are often special books with special graphics rather than beloved classics. So we decided to challenge ourselves and make Goodnight Moon a real picture book. Clearly most pages were too busy to replicate in full, so we asked artist Irma Goldberg (Creative Adaptations for Learning) to re-create only those images mentioned in the text - the bowl of mush, the comb, the mittens, and so forth. If you've ever wondered what the pictures look like in Goodnight Moon, you're in for some surprises - at least that's what we heard from those who got a preview.
I just received my little girls 'Goodnight moon to Touch.' And I just started crying as i flipped through it touch the pictures. I read this book to my sighted son almost every night when he was younger. I am so excited that his two siblings with VI will get to experience it as well. Thank you so much!
- Ethan and Evie's Mom
There are three pieces to the set:
A few sample images, from simple to more complex:
- 20 tactiles
- a guide for navigating around the images as well as more descriptive text about the pictures in the book
- a print/braille edition of Goodnight Moon