A day later than planned, we’re joining the book tour for Jackson Saves an Owl written by Darren Garwood and illustrated by Carl Osborne.
Jackson Saves an Owl
1st September 2018
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About the Book:
Jackson Superhero might not be a real name, but it is a story about a real boy, and as the name suggests, Jackson is far from ordinary. By day, a rare disease limits his ability to move freely, but at night he is far from grounded. When the sleeping hours come around, and weightlessness takes over, Jackson takes to the skies. He knows what it means to need the support of others, which is why when he hears a call for help, he is quickly there to lend a hand.
About the Author:
Darren Garwood is the father of Jackson, a real boy living with a rare and terminal illness called Krabbe disease. Darren came up with the Jackson Superhero series because as Jackson can’t move during the day, Darren wanted to help him dream at night, when he was free to be anything he wanted to be. Jackson Saves an owl is written in lively, fantastic rhyme, and is the first in the Jackson Superhero series. Twitter. Facebook.
Jackson Saves an Owl is a wonderful book for children. I personally love that Darren has written about his son and his condition and created something so wonderful from that. The idea behind it is incredible. I know bear can’t fully understand that aspect of it but every time we read it, I explain to him how Jackson has a disability and struggles in the day but has these wonderful dreams when he is asleep. This definitely makes him excited to go to sleep and have some exciting dreams too (although he hasn’t told us of any yet).
The book is really lovely to read and the illustrations are just so nice. They’re bright and colourful but I love the hand drawn style to them. We also love rhyming books so it makes it much easier for little ones to follow.
Little bear LOVES getting in to his pyjamas ready to settle down and read this, I told him his pyjamas are superhero clothes too! I’m so excited to take this book to read with other children I know who also have disabilities, I know they will absolutely love it!