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The Cow Tripped Over The Moon – National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

National Simultaneous Storytime Bundaberg

The Cow Tripped Over The Moon

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that 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.

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. This year the book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon has been selected.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

Get involved! Wednesday, 24 May at 11am (AEST)

This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 24 May at 11am (AEST). Join in at by attending an event at your local Library; organise your own event at your playgroup or workplace; OR read the book with your kids at home. You can buy copies of the book at Dymocks Bundaberg or check availability for borrowing with your local library.

Another way to join in is to watch the story being read online. Here is a great reading by the Ashton Malcolm from Patch Theatre.

Themed Activities

The NSS have created these wonderful activities. Download and print Cow Tripped Over the Moon activities here:-


Finger puppets

Teacher notes

More great activities have been developed by the State Library. You can access them via their blog: Great ideas for engaging families this NSS


Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin Libraries will all be hosting NSS Events. Join parents,children and library friends at a Library close to you.

Event: Simultaneous Storytime

When: Wednesday, 24 May at 11am

Where: Bundaberg Library – 49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg; Childers Library – 49 Churchill Street, Childers; Gin Gin Library -4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Cost: Free

If you are hosting a local event, register the details here.

Everyone can join NSS – it doesn’t matter whether you are a home school, a public library or even a university library! Invite a local school group into your workplace for an NSS morning tea, have some fun with your staff at an NSS morning tea or donate a copy of the book to your local library or childcare centre. There are endless ways to support NSS.

For more information about National Simultaneous Storytime visit the website.

This blog has been written as one in a series of articles aimed a increasing the knowledge and skills of parents and early childhood educators within the Bundaberg Region and is part of Bundaberg Regional Libraries First 5 Forever Project.


Angela Stedman is a working mum of two boys, Lucas 4 and Joshua 2. Angela has been working in Advertising, Business & Project Development for over 10 years and is the brains behind Wide Bay Kids and it's not-for-profit activities.

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