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Blind Wisconsin boy meets famous blind lamb

A blind lamb in Wisconsin has inspired a children's book, and now the story will reach more children and adults who are visually impaired.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 12:53 PM

A blind lamb in Wisconsin has inspired a children's book, and now the story will reach more children and adults who are visually impaired.

The lamb's name is Peanut and she lives on a farm in Ixonia, about 40 miles west of Milwaukee.

The book, called "Peanut of Blind Faith Farm" and written by Jim Thompson, has reached hundreds of kids, and will soon be available to an even wider audience in braille.

Peanut's owners say she uses her senses of smell, hearing, taste and touch to navigate through life, just like a nine-year-old blind boy named Bennet who recently got to meet and pet Peanut and feed her apples.

Bennet's mom, Amy Lehman, says Bennet first heard about the book during a Library presentation and sensed an instant connection.

During the meeting between Bennet and Peanut, the book's author Jim Thompson surprised Bennet with the very first braille edition of the book.

The author says that he's working with the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library to produce more copies of the book in braille format.

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