National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books and is held by the Australian Library and Information Association. 

Each year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously across the country. 

Cobb+Co Museum will be hosting National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 23 May at 11am so come along to hear an animated reading of Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.

This story is for anyone who has ever wondered just why the mouse was running up and down the clock as it struck one. The rhyme has been told, and song sung, for generations, and in Hickory Dickory Dash Tony Wilson and Laura Wood share with us just what could have happened in the preceding few hours to cause a mouse to behave in such a way. With her children vanished, and a cat in hot pursuit, the tension builds as the valiant Mother Mouse continues the frantic search for her missing babies. What will happen to cause her to take up clock-running at the appointed hour, and will she find her children, evade the cat, and manage to get them all safely home? Woods’ illustrations mesh seamlessly with Wilson’s verses to take readers both young and old along with them on a danger-filled adventure with a satisfyingly happy resolution.

Children’s activities will be staged after the reading.

Free with admission. Admission is free for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency.

Event Details

23 May 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free with Admission

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