Entries awarded

The Typhlo & Tactus international jury analyzed 67 entries during 3 days.

Here are the photos of the 1rst, 2nd and 3rd prize book entries in 2022.

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1st Prize

Odd - M.j. Dutty - United Kingdom

“It is a guessing book, an investigation for all audiences, a book that allows children of all ages to play, explore, search, manipulate. Even adults enjoy discovering and exploring to play. It is a fun, entertaining, interactive book that invites the reader to be an actor.  The visuals are not an aid, all children are on the same reading level, visually impaired and sighted children.  It is also an awareness-raising tool for sighted children who do not need to wear a blindfold to read blind. It is a clever book that offers many possibilities of manipulation and different forms of action from the first page. The format is suitable for children, as is its weight. It is aesthetically pleasing and the materials chosen are pleasant, the reader feels good. This book allows children to start reading and encourages them to do so. There are action verbs that allow for interactivity, there is not a lot of text but it is enough to understand what you want to do while having fun.”
The jury’s opinion

2nd Prize

You choose - Faversham Sociable Sewing Group - United Kingdom

“It is a set of instructions with riddles :

  • The text is playful, inviting interaction with the child.
  • It is funny and rich in material.
  • We like the frog
  • It is a bit fun, the illustrations are all a bit classic but it works well.
  • We liked this book from the first look it is fun for children and it engages children in their choices.
  • There are some absurd situations but the children’s interest is there.
  • The quality of the illustrations is excellent.
  • The book is simple coherent the contrasts are good.
  • It is fun especially the page with the Lego and the softness of the socks.

It’s a really fun book with very nice contrasts, it’s made for education. It allows you to educate, to explore, you don’t necessarily know what you’re going to learn but you’ll learn !”

The jury’s opinion


3rd Prize ex aequo

Ausflug mitLangstock Lasse (Trip with long cane Lasse) - Johanna Kofler & Elena Braune - Germany

“It is a game book with sound recognition on an everyday object suitable for the visually impaired: the white cane.

Good points:

  • The subject is well treated, it helps the child to understand the interest of the cane to move around.
  • It’s a good topic idea and it’s unusual.
  • There is a good comparison of scales, it helps to understand the reality of the environment.
  • The point of talking about this object is to raise awareness among all children, so to share this situation between sighted and blind children.
  • The choice of materials is relevant and there is a good tactile exploration possible.
  • The evolution of complexity through the pages is like in life.
  •  The idea of ​​highlighting the cane and loco motor skills gives the child seeing a little bit of power.

Points to improve:

  • Maybe he lacks the way to walk. The child will do the process with his fingers and not necessarily the cane. Some materials are not always comfortable under the fingers. This sometimes gives less pleasure and therefore less appeal for reading.
  • Finally, it’s a shame the story has no end.

The jury’s opinion

3rd Prize ex aequo

The red and the blue - Karolina Banaszkiewicz Badura - Poland

“This is a very aesthetic and relevant book in its representation of forms.

  • It stands out from the crowd in its treatment of the image. It gives the child other ways of reading tactile images and drawings.
  • The text is charming.
  • It is a finished and durable book that is very pleasant to touch.
  • The book seems very interesting for a beginner reader, the text and the pictures match
  • It does not weigh much, so it is easy to handle and certainly easy to edit.
  • The colors are readable even for the visually impaired and the subject matter can help in learning to draw.
  • It is a simple poetic book with a fluidity of touch and exploration.
  • This book is out of the ordinary, it is original. It can allow the teacher to begin to help with the understanding of drawing.
  • These lines show the child the power of lines and they allow children to build other lines.
  • It stimulates the child’s imagination and helps them to be creative and imaginative.
  • The simplicity of the reading remains amusing and the treatment of the drawing prominent. The story is well balanced.

Points for improvement:

  • The book is a bit short and may lead to boredom or lack of interest on the part of the child, perhaps because of a lack of surprises. The colors blue and red are not always appropriate, it is a vocabulary for the eyes.
  • There is little diversity of material and the lines are perhaps a little too prominent.
  • It is not the criteria of a usual tactile book.

The jury’s opinion