Presenting a very special inclusive children’s book to you and your organization. ‘SNIZZLY SNOUTS’ offers a unique reading experience for all. The children can read with their ears, see with their fingers and feel with their eyes!
This book with CD (Daisy/MP3 or standard audio) was published in 2014 by two sight loss organizations from different countries: NCBI (Ireland) and Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde (Belgium). The original Dutch version ‘RARE SNUITERS’ has been very successful in Belgium and the Netherlands. It has received several awards, including a prestigious ‘White Raven Special Mention’ from the International Youth Library (Munich).
‘SNIZZLY SNOUTS’ offers many educational possibilities for different ages (5-12). It is also a great Christmas present for children with or without reading disabilities.
How does ‘SNIZZLY SNOUTS’ work? This book is very attractive in a visual, tactile and auditive way. The different senses are engaged through tactile pictures, vivid contrasting colours, clear lettering, Braille and audio. Children with and without reading impairment can share their experiences and discover each other’s way of ‘seeing’. The Braille alphabet has also been included – it can be learned by sight or by touch, so that all readers can decode the hidden messages in the book.
The audio CD contains the poems and a verbal description of the whole book. But it also serves as a true GPS for the fingers, cleverly guiding listeners to explore the pictures. In this way, all children learn playfully to broaden their experience of life. See for a demo!
We get lots of lovely feedback from all kinds of readers: blind, sighted, partially sighted and deafblind children and parents, dyslexic children, teachers from regular and special schools, book and poetry lovers… Children with autism spectrum disorder are also fond of the book. (Read some reactions at the bottom of this post.)
NCBI and Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde are selling this unique, non-commercial publication at cost price: 29,95 euro. You can order ‘SNIZZLY SNOUTS’ from the NCBI webshop
For more information, see www.snizzlysnouts.com
A French and a Dutch version are also available: see www.binettesbizarres.com
Please feel welcome to ask us any questions!
Jan Dewitte (author of the book)
Blindenzorg Licht en Liefde – Solidarity in Sight, Belgium