In 2013, more than 430,000 children in over 2,500 locations around Australia joined in National Simultaneous Storytime, reading the book The Wrong Book, written by Nick Bland. This year, Ursula Dubosarsky’s wonderful picture book Too Many Elephants in this House (illustrated by Andrew Joyner) will be read aloud and, if last year was any indication, there will be much laughter and fun as kids not only read, but explore the story through songs, games and educational activities.
The aim of National Simultaneous Storytime is to use a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator as a prompt for children in libraries, schools, preschools, childcare centres, families, bookshops and other locations to come together to have fun and connect through the story.
Whether you read at home, get some friends together, or attend an event at your local library, when you read Too Many Elephants in this House today, you will be joining others around the country as we celebrate the wonderful talent of our Australian authors and illustrators, and the joy that can be found in sharing a story.
For more information, visit the National Simultaneous Storytime website.
See our KBR review of Too Many Elephants in this House here.