Hey diddle diddle
You all know the riddle
A cow jumps over the moon…
But the moon is very high in the sky.
How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap?
On Wednesday, 24th May at 11am, Parkes Library will join organisations from Darwin to Hounville in a simultaneous reading of the picture book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon.
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and il- lustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
According to Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services Shellie Buckle, National
Simultaneous Storytime not only promotes the value of reading and literacy, but also promotes the fun of books and celebrates an Australian writer and publisher.
The event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association. The Cow Tripped Over the Moon is written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.
Chief director of the Parkes Library play- ers, Sandie Ward has been preparing for the library’s Simultaneous Storytime per- formance for weeks. A script is written and rehearsals will commence shortly. The library team is hoping this will be their best performance yet!
Mums, dads, carers and children are all invited. For information about the event call Parkes Library on 6861 2309. For more information on National Simultaneous Storytime around Australia, visit www. alia.org.au/nss/