Children's Corner a MYSA Library

May Book of the Month

30th May 2018 | Blog

Our Book of the Month for May is:

 

Why is the sky blue?
Why is the sky blue?by Ladybird Books

This brightly illustrated book is packed with questions which children ask about the world around them such as “how do baby birds get out of their eggs?”, “can fish hear?” and “why do flowers smell nice?”

Each page poses a new question and is accompanied by clear and simple answers, many of which are hidden beneath flaps which children will love to lift. Colourful illustrations bring each question and answer to life.

 

Insides
Each page poses a new question with some answers hidden beneath flaps for children to find and lift

 

This edition also includes a transparent sheet between each page with the identical text in Braille meaning it can be enjoyed by children with visual impairment; creating opportunities for friends, siblings and families to share the book together.

 

Braille
This edition includes a transparent sheet between each spread with identical text in Braille

 

In many countries where we work, Braille books can be incredibly hard to access. As a result, opportunities to read for pleasure and learn can be far and few between:

“Most disabled people are excluded from social and economic opportunities,” Ms Baru, Director, Fionte Rehabilitation for Women with Disabilities Association (FRWDA), Ethiopia.

We are proud to send books like this Braille edition of Why is the sky blue? to organisations including FRWDA and the Dorothy Duncan Library in Zimbabwe and give more people the chance to enjoy reading and support their educations, whatever their circumstances.

You can find out more about the difference books you help to send are making for young girls using the FRWDA resource centre using the links below.

 

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