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Too many elephants in 3/4D!


Today is National Simultaneous Storytime. It is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 14th 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. 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 chosen is ‘Too Many Elephants in This House’ written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. In Eric’s house there were too many elephants – in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, even in his bedroom! The elephants take up a lot of space, but Eric loves every one of them. So when his mum says they have to go, Eric comes up with a clever solution to a very BIG problem…


Many people came to school dressed up as characters from the book, either as an elephant or Eric. We had lots of fun bringing in our toy elephants from home. Check out the photo below showing there are Too Many Elephants in 3/4D!


What would you do if you had too many elephants in your house?
What might you build or make for them to live in?
What was your favourite part of National Simultaneous Storytime?

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3 Comments to

“Too many elephants in 3/4D!”

  1. May 21st, 2014 at 8:28 am      Reply Sophie M Says:

    Hi 3/4 D!
    I loved reading and listening to “Too Many Elephants In This House”
    Everyones costumes were so good!! AND CREATIVE!!!

    Good Job Everyone!

    Sophie M 🙂

  2. October 15th, 2014 at 5:08 am      Reply taylahchfmw Says:

    HI 3/4D,

    I was looking but at book week this year and i just wanted to say all the costumes are great
    I hope you enjoyed BOOK WEEK


    • October 15th, 2014 at 7:53 pm      Reply Sophie Says:

      Hi Taylah
      Hope you enjoyed book week.
      It was very fun. All the teachers and students did a catwalk!
      It was really fun.

      Sophie M

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