The Black Book of Colors

Embossed drawings in this tactile children's picture book help sighted children to learn about the world of child who are blind.

This book invites readers to imagine living without sight through 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 book gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way and lends itself to helping to raise awareness among young children about how children who are blind experience books and reading.

Click to enlarge sample illustrations from the book:

Raised line drawingSample illustration of strawberriesRaised lines of leavesEmbossed image of rain drops