What the Jackdaw Saw
Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015 When Jackdaw tries to invite all his friends to his birthday party he can’t understand why first the octopus and then the horse, the cat and the squirrel are all touching their heads. Soon the wise owl puts him straight. Each of the animals was warning Jackdaw of a dangerous storm coming in sign language! Using his wings, Jackdaw learns sign language too and then he can talk to everyone! Written with the help of deaf children in a workshop run by The Life and Death Association, former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson has created a very special picture book for all. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2015 -
Spotty Lottie and Me by Richard Byrne
Bomber by Paul Dowswell
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt
Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper
Soon by Timothy Knapman
What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson
The jackdaw wants all his friends to come to his party, but when he calls out his invitation the animals just touch their heads. Why won't they answer? And what do their actions mean? Luckily a brown owl can help him with the puzzle!
This book about friendship and sign language was created by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf (www.lifeanddeaf.co.uk) which helps deaf children to explore their identities through poetry, film, performance and art.
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