She did it! We did it! What a day.
686,324 people registered to hear The Cow Tripped Over the Moon as the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime title. It was read at 6,129 locations. That’s more than 150,000 than any previous NSS title.
I went to the Royal Children’s Hospital and read to patients there, as well as some local schools who came in for the morning. Here is the video of my read.
Many thanks to ALIA, Scholastic Australia, my editor Rebecca Young, Laura Wood of course, and my wife Tamsin and four kids. What a thrill it was. Unfortunately, Laura was in the UK and couldn’t be there to receive the glory she deserves. We have another title together at the end of the year, another nursery rhyme back story.
Here are some photos from the RCH, and around the country.
This is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics, ANU Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt, READING MY BOOK!!! He says the astrophysics are sound.
Tony Wilson at the Ella Latham Auditorium, RCH, Melbourne. Credit: Alvin Aquino/RCH Creative Studio
Childcare specialist Anthony Morris – Moon attempt 1, North Fitzroy ,Melbourne
Jamie Kelly and Carmela Carey, reading a Braille version for Vision Australia
Tony Wilson, with Polly, Alice, Tamsin, Jack and Harry.
Captains Starlight with Tony Wilson
Older students helping the littlies at Newington College, NSW
Heather Wellard at ALIA, Sydney, NSW
Springfield Library in Queensland
Ramsgate PS, NSW
Parkes Shire Council – dressing up a storm, NSW
Trinity Catholic School, Murrumburrah
Olive Black series author Alex Lee, reading at Auburn Primary, Vic
SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin reads in Sydney
Shoalhaven Libraries. Great animated stuff!
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon
Hey diddle diddle
You all know the riddle
A cow jumps over the moon
It happened all right
On a crisp, cloudless night
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