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Reading goes to the dogs

Wednesday, 26th May, 2010

Denise Orr and her furry friends with the book that will be read across Australia today Denise Orr and her furry friends with the book that will be read across Australia today

National Simultaneous Story Time, Australia's biggest single storytelling session, which reaches more than 120,000 children, will take place today.

The local library is inviting parents and children to come down to listen to stories about dogs which start at 10:30am.
The annual event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the book chosen for this year is "Little White Dogs Can't Jump," by Bruce Whatley and Rosie Smith.
The is about Smudge, a dog whose legs are too short to let him jump in the car.
"The event is basically librarians or ordinary people reading one selected book at the exact same time as everyone else around Australia," said librarian Denise Orr.
"One of the best things about creating children's books is the thought of making kids smile and if possible laugh out loud," said authors Mr Whatley and Ms Smith.
"The thought of thousands of kids reading our book at the same moment and simultaneously laughing out loud is very cool!"

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