A children’s book specially designed for young deaf people to enjoy has been launched in West Norfolk.
The book, titled Windy, was written and illustrated by West Norfolk Deaf Association’s (WNDA) Sarah Cox.
It was first shown at Hunstanton’s Community Centre last week during a sensory story-time session.
Windy contains British Sign Language (BSL) signs for key words and a QR code to the whole story in BSL, and is designed for any young child to enjoy.
Windy is available to buy from By The Book in Hunstanton and is being launched in Downham Market tomorrow (Saturday).
This week, events have been taking place for Downham WNDA’s WordFest, but there’s still lots going on this weekend.
Events include the chance to meet crime fiction author Nico Dobben from 10am and 3pm today at the No8 The Old Bookshop in High Street. This event is free.
Later on at 7pm, a bookish quiz night will be at Downham Town Hall, £5 per person.
On Saturday, you can meet Sunday Times best-selling author Heidi Swain from 11am-1pm at the town hall, also for £5.
Later on at 2.45pm and 3.30pm, the Windy book launch will be held at Downham’s library, with sensory sessions, and entry is £3.
You can also meet author, C. Lardy from 10am to 1pm at No8 The Old Bookshop, for Free.
At 7pm, For the Love of Words, Lady Chillers and Poetry Open Mic is at Downham’s Heritage Centre.
And on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm, there will be the Silver Stories Book Launch, also be at the No8 The Old Bookshop, and free of charge to attend.