6 - Just a Daydream by Mercer Mayer

An ASL (a mixture of free and literal) translation of Mercer Mayer's Just a Daydream children book.

This clip is posted with a two-handed sign of big thank-you to Dr. Jean Andrews, a professor exemplar at Lamar University, an author of deaf juvenile fiction, and also my good friend and former doctoral adviser. She saw my talent of signing children's books into ASL. She then bought a lot of blank VHS and 8mm videotapes, two sets of children books, and asked me to sign those books into ASL. She planned to use the first set of books and tapes with her research in families with deaf children and deaf education classrooms. The second set was for me to give to my deaf nephew and hearing niece. That was how I videotaped, in 1994 and 1995, the signing of 23 books into ASL, of which I have been posting them in this website. If not for Jean's buying the tapes and the books and thrusting them into my ASL hands, I probably would not have pursued my dream of translating 1001 books in ASL. Thank you, Jean.

Enjoy the daydreaming here . . .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully executed by ASL master storytelling, Charles Katz.
Guaranteed to entertain and enthrall deaf children of all ages.