What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson
  

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

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2015 -

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Synopsis

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.

Featuring Nick Sharratt's bright and accessible illustrations, What the Jackdaw Saw is another beautiful picture book from the team behind Goat Goes to Playgroup and Toddle Waddle.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages.

Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

Author photo © Alex Rumford

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

7th May 2015

ISBN

9781447280842

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