Author: Kerrie Taylor
A classic children’s story book that incorporates Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to make a truly inclusive book for families with deaf, hard of hearing and non verbal members.
My First Day is the third book published by Tall Giraffe after the amazing success of A Visit to the Zoo and My Family Lunch. In this latest title, Charlie is a little boy like any other, except he wears a cochlear implant and uses Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to communicate. Join him as he makes new friends and learns new things on his first day of school.
Each page includes the typical written story and illustrations as well as the associated Auslan signs, meaning you can choose to read or sign your way from start to finish. There’s also a handy gallery of all the signs at the back of the book, perfect for practice after reading the book.
This is a fantastic introduction to the world of Auslan for both the hearing and deaf communities and another big step in ensuring every child sees themselves represented in books and the wider world.
For those interested in all 3 book, we have a bundle offer here.