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Joe Jacobs is a children's writer and illustrator whose books include the Terry the Monkey sign language series for children. The Terry the Monkey books have featured in Little London and Families, the magazine of the National Deaf Children's Society. 

Joe comes from a long line of artists and writers. His father, Dave Jacobs, was a successful maritime artist, and his great grandfather, Major Charles Jacobs, was a cartoonist and caricaturist for Punch and Vanity Fair. 

Joe studied English Literature at UCL.​ His favourite children's illustrators include Edward Gorey and Tove Jansson. 

Joe lives in Hampshire, England with his wife and two children

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