A new childrens’ book in Australia, “Too Many Cheeky Dogs“, was created by a hearing author and a deaf illustrator, like the Sound Advice childrens’ book was. This hearing/deaf team, believing they might be the first to create a book like this, asked creators of similar projects to post to their Facebook page.
Team Sound Advice contacted the duo, to advise of our book, “A Birthday For Ben“, produced in 2009 by a team of three women in Dublin. Kate Gaynor, author of the “Ben” book is hearing, while the project-starter, Caroline Carswell, and the book’s illustrator, Karen Quirke, were both born profoundly deaf.
The “Ben” book was profiled by Ireland’s Sunday Business Post paper.
Since 2009, “A Birthday For Ben” has featured in Ireland’s national media (print and TV), received a Moonbeam silver medal award in the US, and was animated both for ITV’s Signed Stories portal, and for ITV’s mobile app.
We’re looking forward to more books being created by hearing/deaf teams!
- Cheeky dogs help build Indigenous literacy in Australia
- My Book Corner interview with Johanna Bell (author)
- Author makes debut with Cheeky book
- ITV Animates “A Birthday For Ben”
- Special Stories Wins A Silver In Moonbeam Awards
- Sound Advice and Special Stories on TV3 (February, 2010)
- ITV Launches A Story-Book App (October 2012)