What the Jackdaw Saw

Rhyming joy! Nick and Julia team up for a soaring tale of birds and birthday parties. See that bouncing puppy? That leaping deer? That friendly fox? Jackdaw wants all his animal friends to come to his birthday party. But when he asks them, they all just touch their heads! What does it mean? Perhaps a wise brown owl can help him solve the puzzle… Nick Sharratt and Julia Donaldson, the all-star team behind Toddle Waddle, will charm you all over again in this very sweet story.

  • A funny rhyming story by the author of The Gruffalo
  • Beautifully bold pictures by top artist Nick Sharratt
  • Star team behind Toddle Waddle and Wriggle and Roar
  • Introduces simple sign language for the very young

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.


    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

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    Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.


    Nick has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A Cheese and Tomato Spider and the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Elephant Wellyphant.

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