There were smiles, giggles and clapping at the Goulburn Mulwaree Library when Trinity Catholic College students dropped in to read and perform Tony Wilson’s story Hickory Dickory Dash for National Simultaneous Storytime.
Complete with mouse ears, whiskers and all manner of props, Teacher Anne Keegan’s year 9/10 drama class illustrated the story in actions, while Gemma Seymour read the story aloud.
The story, which follows a mother mouse, as she looks for her sons while being pursued by a sneaky cat, had the kids watching and listening with intent.
There were giggles a plenty when the preying cat stepped into a discarded nappy and claps all round as mother mouse was reunited with her sons.
Like all good stories, special time was made for round two as Goulburn-Mulwaree Library Young People’s Services Coordinator Michelle Stuart led a second reading.
The morning was capped off with clock making craft session and morning tea.
National Simultaneous Storytime, is an annual advocacy campaign hosted by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
In its 18th year, ALIA was aiming to have 900,000 children participating.
Author Tony Wilson said the take home message from Hickory, Dickory, Dash was love, determination, courage and togetherness.