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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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What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt

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What the Jackdaw Saw Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781447280842
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447280835
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447280835
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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