"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick's feathers." Words in white on all black pages can be read aloud, as a child traces raised line illustrations (in this case, of feathers) which help the sighted “see” the sensory world of the blind. A brilliant, beautiful book with text also translated into braille and including a braille alphabet so the reader can learn to read by touch.
—Recommended by Lara, City Lights Books
Living with the use of one's eyes can make imagining blindness difficult, but this innovative title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This extraordinary title gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way.