DOZENS of Mandurah Baptist College Primary School students sat rapt while a new take on an old nursery rhyme was read during National Simultaneous Story Time last week.
Teacher Josh Lee read The Cow that Tripped over the Moon by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood and students wore a headpiece or mask depicting one of the characters from the nursery rhyme.
National Simultaneous Story Time is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association.
Every year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes and bookshops around the country.
The event aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, the value and fun of books, an Australian writer and publisher, and storytime activities in public libraries and communities.
Last year more than 520,000 children took part at more than 3500 locations across Australia.