Story Time

Story Time June 2016

Shop Deanswift - Monday, June 06, 2016
Echidna Jim went for a Swim

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, June 13th



Its a fun day at the beach for all the animals! They splash and surf and paddle and bob. But what will happen when prickly Echidna Jim goes for a swim?



Story Time May 2016

Shop Deanswift - Monday, May 02, 2016
The Croc and the Platypus

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, May 9th



From masterful storyteller Sean Taylor and exciting, celebrated graphic artist Jean Jullien, comes the laugh outloud tale of Hoot Owl. Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl oh no! he s a master of disguise! And he will use his expert camouflage powers to trick his unsuspecting prey into succumbing to him!



Story Time April 2016

Shop Deanswift - Monday, April 04, 2016
The Croc and the Platypus

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, April 11th



An Australian reimagining of Edward Lear's nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat.

The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute. They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot. Join Croc and Platypus for an Australian outback hullabaloo!



Story Time March 2016

Shop Deanswift - Monday, March 07, 2016
A Forest

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, March 14th



There once was a forest . . .

So begins this timeless and touching story of renewal from one of Australia's most talented new picture-book creators.



Story Time February 2016

Shop Deanswift - Sunday, January 31, 2016
Magic in Boxes

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, February 8th



Every child knows a box is more than just a box. Inside tingles a hidden magic that can only be released when little fingers are touched by the power of play. Climb inside the boxes with us, travelling to lands of fun and wonder where anything is possible and new adventures are born.



Story Time November

Shop Deanswift - Wednesday, October 28, 2015
You Can't take an Elephant on the Bus

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, November 9th


You can't take an elephant on a bus . . .
It would simply cause a terrible fuss!
Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fat
and would certainly squash the seats quite flat

Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike . . . This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. A real romp of a book, with hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations.



Story Time October

Shop Deanswift - Sunday, October 04, 2015
Kitchen Disco

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, October 12th


At night when you are sleeping There's a party in your house, It's a pumping, jumping, funky bash When all the lights go out . . .When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play. There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples. Kitchen Disco is a zany and hilarious rhyming picture book for young children, featuring a stunning holographic foil spread in the middle of the book. 



Story Time September 2015

Shop Deanswift - Monday, August 10, 2015
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, September  14th



A'Hey diddle diddle, You all know the riddle, A cow jumps over the moon...' But the moon is very high in the sky. How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap?


Story Time August

Shop Deanswift - Saturday, July 04, 2015
So Cosy

Story Time, 10:30am Monday, August  10th



A sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated story perfect for snuggling up and sharing at bedtime with toddlers. Dog's bed looks so cosy that Goose, Cat, the rabbits, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear, Goat and Snake and even Elephant want to snuggle up with Dog too. And so they do! What a teetering pile-up of cosiness! Until... patter patter patter... along comes Mouse - and climbs up onto the tip of Elephant's trunk. Imagine what will happen if Elephant sneezes! Will dog ever get to sleep? Little children will love following the jokes in the pictures and joining in with the repetition in the words.


Story Time July 2015

Shop Deanswift - Monday, June 15, 2015
The Gruffalo's Child

Story Time, 10:30am Monday ,July 6th



The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood." But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn't really exist . . . does he? Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are on dazzling form in this captivating sequel to the classic picture book The Gruffalo.


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