The Gruffalo: Scent kit brings story to life for visually impaired readers 為視障讀者帶來能 「聞」 的兒童故事

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一家為盲人和弱視者設立的慈善機構英國導盲犬( Guide Dogs UK )製作了一套伴書氣味盒,以配合暢銷兒童故事書《咕嚕牛( The Gruffalo )》。該機構創造了一套鼻腔吸入器,分別代表主人公咕嚕牛和它遇到的四個角色:蛇、狐狸、貓頭鷹和小老鼠。

The Gruffalo was first published in 1999, but the charity Guide Dogs UK say they’ve created a world first.

《咕嚕牛》故事書最早出版於1999年,但慈善機構英國導盲犬表示,他們創造出了一個世界第一。

Each character has been given their own smell. They include cupcakes for Mouse, freshly cut grass for Fox, and a leathery barnyard scent for the Gruffalo.

書中的每個角色都有自己的氣味。其中,小老鼠是紙杯蛋糕味,狐狸是新鮮割草味,還有咕嚕牛是皮革和農家庭院味。

Roger Whalley, whose eight-year-old daughter, Josie, has a visual impairment, was among the first to test the book.

羅傑‧沃利是第一批體驗這本氣味故事書的人,他八歲的女兒喬茜患有視力障礙。

Guide Dogs UK say they hope the book will make reading as inclusive as possible and plan to distribute 150 of the kits as a start.

慈善機構英國導盲犬希望這本書能讓閱讀儘可能地更具包容性,並計畫先分發150套伴書氣味盒。

詞彙表

character 故事角色
smell 氣味
leathery 有皮革氣味的
barnyard 農家庭院
scent 氣味
visual impairment 視力障礙
reading 閱讀
inclusive 具有包容性的,兼容并包
distribute 分發

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. True or false? Each character in the book has a scent that is different from the others.

2. When was the book The Gruffalo first published?

3. In the scent kit, what is the smell for Fox?

4. What do the charity Guide Dogs UK want the book to achieve?

答案  

1. True or false? Each character in the book has a scent that is different from the others.
True. Each character has been given their own smell.

2. When was the Gruffalo first published?
It was first published in 1999.

3. In the scent kit, what is the smell for Fox?
The smell for Fox is freshly cut grass.

4. What do the charity Guide Dogs UK want the book to achieve?
Guide Dogs UK say they hope the book will make reading more inclusive.