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Enjoying National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

Costumed up for National Simultaneous Storytime
​Mrs Cowtaldo read The Cow Tripped Over the Moon as a part of National Simultaneous Storytime 2017.

​The hall was a sea of cow masks and hats as the students and staff at Kelso State School read The Cow Tripped Over the Moon with Mrs Cataldo (or Mrs Cowtaldo, as one funny person called her). National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association and once again we joined in. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Tony Wilson's wonderful picture book about persistence and perseverence was the book selected to be enjoyed by hundreds of thousands Australians this year. You can watch Tony reading his book here. Laura Wood illustrated Tony's adaptataion of the very popular nursery rhyme with quirky, very colourful characters.

National Simultaneous Storytime aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.