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A Mixture of Tactile Picture Books (Made by sewing)
by Anneli Salo (books: Höpö, Löpö, Funny Fruit 1-2) | Children's Books
Registered by wingAnneliswing of Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 11/28/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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I'll put some tactile picture books here one after another and page by page for those interested to see what it is all about.
This slot contains 4 books: Höpö, Löpö, Funny Fruit 1 and Funny Fruit 2.
Höpö and Löpö contain no text at all, Funny Fruit 1-2 contain short verses for each fruit.
If a tactile book contains a longer story and the pages of the book have not room for the text in Braille, we make a separate Braille and ink print booklet of the story.
This picture shows my 14-year-old daughter writing such a booklet while she was getting acquainted with working life for one week. We still use an old program: The program shows the text in ink print and Braille and you can type either way.

The making of this kind of tactile picture books and using various fabrics, stuffings, small objects and a needle or sewing machine reminds of patch work or quilting. In making quilted articles the surface is usually meant to be flat and smooth. In tactile picture books there must be well distinguishable differences in levels and textures.

 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ

This book is called Nonsense (Höpö) because the pictures are not presentations of real things. The aim is only to give the child different feelings and sensations. The book contains no text. There are different ribbons on the cover and some of them make some sound then touched.
The pages of the book are tied together with a ribbon and can be taken apart. Some babies like to explore one page at a time.
I made two copies of this book. I gave one to Celia library and kept the other myself as a model. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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Höpö page 2
The pieces of fabrics on the second page have zig zag at the end and they are bend and sewn in formation of a spruce tree. Inside of some of the pieces I hid a bead or a piece of fur for the small fingers to find. - You can also hide there something else which is small enough.
 


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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Höpö page 3
This is a sample of carpet . The sample had a hole which is covered by wooden bead.  


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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Höpö page 4
Then on the next page some metal discs can be found as the opposite of the wood. They make some nice clicking. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ page 5
The white oval is made of a swishing fabric. The oval is stuffed to make it stand out more clearly.  


Journal Entry 7 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ page 6
On the next page you can find some beads in a ring of ribbon. The ribbon is fastened between the groups of beads. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ page 7
This is a woollen triangle, not very soft. The pieces of string are even harsher.
Everything need not be soft and nice. Rough things might be more interesting. 


Journal Entry 9 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ page 8
The twin tunnel is sewn of a ribbon for presents. The sides of the ribbon contain thin metal thread. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, November 28, 2003

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HÖPÖ page 9
You can think that these pieces of artificial fur are monsters as they have eyes and tails. It is not easy to see the eyes, but you can feel them. There is loose button inside one of the monsters. It can't be seen but you can feel it.
(This book was made of samples from shops, so the materials were cheap.)
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 1

This is another Nonsense book. There is a small jingle bell among the ribbons on the cover. The book contains no text.
I sew two copies of this book. I have one of them and Celia library has the other. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 2
The upper half of the square on the second page is made of very harsh material and the lower half is soft to make an opposite.
The formation of small beads make the side number.
 


Journal Entry 13 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 3
On this page there are different small things fastened in ribbons. Some of the objects are made of metal and some are plastic. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 4
Then there are some squares of fabric bend at two corners and sewn fast. The other end of the squares is open and you can hide some small things inside. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 5
The lower part of the black leather figure is open and you can find a button inside.
All children love to find hidden things.
 


Journal Entry 16 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 6
You can follow the thick spiral-formed thread to the middle and find a button there.
 


Journal Entry 17 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 7
The piece of a plastic bottle makes noise while scratched.
Small children like to get some sound out of objects. It is especially important for babies who can't see. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 8
The baby can pull the thin scarf out of the hole but a mother is needed to put it back again. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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LÖPÖ page 9
A fluffy figure of artificial fur with two eyes. Again something small is hidden inside. You can't see it but you can feel it. It does good for the self esteem of the blind child that he/she can find things the sighted don't. So he/she can be the clever one! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 1

This book contains a short verse or rhyme for each fruit, but I did not translate them into English.
Each fruit is stuffed with different things, so they feel different inside and sometimes outside, too.
I made three copies of the book and Celia Library has two of them. 


Journal Entry 21 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 1
The banana is very soft.
All the fruit are fastened at one end only or with a ribbon, so the child can take the fruit in his hands. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 1
The peach has a real seed or stone, whichever it is called, inside and some soft stuffing around it. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 1
The kiwi is sewn of somewhat hairy fabric. Inside the soft stuffing you can feel some small beads as seeds. (They are not so small as the real ones.) 


Journal Entry 24 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 1
The orange has a small jingle bell inside. No realism here - this is the funny part of the story! 


Journal Entry 25 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2

This book contains a short verse or rhyme for each fruit, but I did not translate them into English.
Each fruit is stuffed with different things, so they feel different inside and sometimes outside, too.
I made three copies of the book and Celia Library has two of them. 


Journal Entry 26 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2
The plum has a real plum seed and some stuffing inside. 


Journal Entry 27 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2
The lemon contains some rustling plastic. 


Journal Entry 28 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2
The pear contains some packaging plastic with big bubbles. It feels rather funny. 


Journal Entry 29 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2
Inside the mango (who is dancing tango!) you can feel a few longish beads. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, November 29, 2003

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FUNNY FRUIT 2
The apple contains a small box with small beads which make a rattling sound. 


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