When we first started this adventure of raising a vision-impaired child, or, rather, when we first discovered we were on this adventure, one of the suggestions we received for books was to get simple, high-contrast picture books with real pictures, preferably with one photo per page. Although I haven’t found many books that meet this requirement, Baby’s First Farm definitely fits the bill.
Each page of this book features a photograph, a large print word describing the photograph (“tools,” “boots,” “rooster,” etc.), and a single-color background. The left page’s background is white; the right facing page’s background is a bright color. Our copy is ex-libris (i.e. it’s from a library book sale and used to be in circulation at a public library), so it’s seen better days, but even with the distracting pen scribbles on many of the pages (not done by my toddler, might I note), Peanut still really enjoys this book.
It’s worked well for us as a drill book, too, helping him ID the items in the different photos. I choose to believe it’s also helping him learn print English, although I have no definitive proof of that. Now, if only I knew how to get ballpoint pen off of board books . . .