Touch and Feel Animals by Alison Jay

Touch and Feel Animals

Written by Alison Jay
Illustrated by Alison Jay

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Stroke the soft fur of a cat or the shiny scales of a goldfish and the hard shell of a tortoise in this tactile guide to some favourite animals. Beautifully atmospheric illustrations provide an attractive setting for the interactive spreads.


Touch and Feel Animals by Alison Jay

This new series explores Alison Jay’s artwork in a way never seen before. Touch and Feel Animals enables young readers to engage with animals that may normally be out of their reach, as they tickle the wise owl’s feathers or stroke the Elephant's wrinkly ear.

Also available is Toys. Toys and Animals are a lovely addition to a popular series, the Alison Jay Nursery Collection, which already includes the delightful Welcome to the Zoo.

About the Author

Alison Jay

Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire, grew up in Derbyshire and studied graphic design in London where she now lives. After graduating she worked in animation for a short while but gradually started to get commissions in illustration. She works in Alkyd, a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an aged appearance. She has worked in all areas of illustration including advertising, packaging, editorial and design. Her commissions include a 48 sheet poster for B.T, a TV commercial for Kellogg’s corn flakes and has recently illustrated the new baby range of products for Crabtree and Evelyn. She has also illustrated lots of children's books including "Picture This", "William and the night train", "The Race", "I took the moon for a walk", "The Emperors new clothes”, If Kisses were colours” , "ABC Alphabet", an unabridged fully illustrated version of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Listen Listen", "Welcome to the Zoo ", "A Child's first Counting Book" "Today is the Birthday of the World" and "Nursery Rhyme Rainbow". She recently worked with Aardman Animation on the development of a feature film and is currently working on a version of "The Nutcracker". Her book "Welcome to the Zoo" which is a wordless visit to a cage less "animal hotel" has been selected as one of New York's Bank Street's 2009 best books of the year.

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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st May 2010




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