Author(s): 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 Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with a group of deaf children in a workshop organised by the not-for-profit organisation Life & Deaf 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.
Poor jackdaw is about to fly into trouble - will he learn to read the animals' signs in time?
Julia Donaldson (UK Children's Laureate 2011-2013) is a household name. Her wonderful stories are part of every contemporary family's life, through her bestselling books and brilliant live shows. She writes award-winning fiction, poetry, plays and songs as well as the picture books for which she is best known, including ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE PAPER DOLLS and THE GRUFFALO. Julia lives with her husband in Sussex. Nick Sharratt is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for children of all ages, most notably in the stories of Jacqueline Wilson. His picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson include CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FOR GREEDY GOOSE, HIPPO HAS A HAT, ONE MOLE DIGGING A HOLE, TODDLE WADDLE and ANIMAL MUSIC. His many bestselling picture and novelty books also include the LIFT-THE-FLAP FAIRY TALES series for Macmillan. Nick lives in Edinburgh.