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Children spellbound by elephant in room during Storytime

SIMULTANEOUS STORIES:Children enjoying an interactive storytime session at Gladstone Library.
SIMULTANEOUS STORIES:Children enjoying an interactive storytime session at Gladstone Library. Mike Richards

CHILDREN did an elephant dance after simultaneous book reading sessions held in libraries around Gladstone at 11am on Wednesday.

Two-year-old Huon McLenna was one of about 60 spellbound children at Gladstone Library who enjoyed listening to celebrated Australian storybook Too Many Elephants in This House.

Huon's carer, Marilyn Wright, said he loved singing and listening to storybooks.

"He gets very involved in everything," she said.

Gladstone's six public libraries and school libraries around the region participated in the Australian Library and Information Association's National Simultaneous Storytime event.

Four-year-old Gerald Paguiligan's favourite book was Spot Bakes a Cake, but he liked Too Many Elephants in This House too, his mother Emily said.

She said books with pictures of animals excited him hugely.

National Simultaneous Storytime is in its 14th year.

SIMULTANEOUS STORIES: Two-year-old Huon McLenna and other children enjoying an interactive storytime session at Gladstone Library.
SIMULTANEOUS STORIES: Two-year-old Huon McLenna and other children enjoying an interactive storytime session at Gladstone Library. Mike Richards

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