Sunday, October 23, 2016

NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 23

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
by Jen Bryant. September 2016. 40 pages.

From Amazon: "Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis’s world. Boris Kulikov’s inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books. An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers. "

My thoughts: Like the majority of people, I've known about the Braille alphabet and seen it everywhere. Even my daughters have asked about the "bumps" they see on signs in places like the library. But I never knew the story of Louis Braille, and how he invented the alphabet. I definitely had no idea he developed it when he was only a teenager! This book is a little on the long side for little kids, but is a fascinating way to expose them to non-fiction and biographies.

Recommended Age: 4-8 years

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