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This week is the 67th Annual Children’s Book Week, and all over Australia children are enjoying quality children’s books, with many of them joining in a Book Week Parade at their child care centre, preschool or school. I will be dressing up myself when I go to my school’s Book Week Parade – I haven’t decided on a costume yet though… eek!

To celebrate Book Week I would like to share a video of Pebble’s adaptation of Little Twitching by Phil Cummings. It is one of her favourite bed time stories. Enjoy.

UPDATE: I am very excited to say that within minutes of publishing this post we received an email from author, Phil Cummings, saying that he had seen the video and loved it. Thank you, Phil!

What is your favourite picture book?


  1. How marvellous!! She’s a born storyteller that little girl. There’s no greater gift to give our kids than the love of books and of stories told.
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  2. just adorable little vegemite. so animated! I’ve not read the book but I would like to now to see how different her interpretation is from the story..

    • Thank you :) I thought it was pretty darn cute, of course. She read about six books in a row, I filmed all of them. It’s so awesome being able to capture these moments with technology so easily. She loves watching the videos now too.

  3. OMG that is the cutest thing ever! She is so adorable!

    I used to love Book Week when I was at school as I am a total book lover, always have been, always will be. My fave picture book when I was little was a Golden Book called Tiger in the Grass, about a little tom cat who finds a lovely group of children to look after him. I read with Mia every day and her favourites by far are Where is the Green Sheep?, which we read before naptime, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have also just started reading some of the Hairy Maclary books to her which both her and her Dad are loving. I love the rhythm and rhyme of the Hairy books and Mia loves to pat the ‘puppy dogs’ noses.
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    • I love Book Week too, it’s was always so much fun as a kid, and now the fun continues as a teacher :) Those are all such classics – though I’m not sure I can remember the Tiger in the Grass. I always loved little golden books though.

  4. Simply amazing, please remind me – How old is Pebble?
    I should know because I am her Grandad!! but that was brilliant.

    I wish I could read that well now.
    Love Grandad

  5. Beautiful! Love her animation and creativity. I’ve not read that book before either. And I totally agree that it’s fabulous we can get this wonderful moments stored to show them later (or reflect on ourselves ;0 ) Have fun at Book Week chicken xx

  6. What a gorgeous little story teller!
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  7. How adorable! And how special to receive an email from the author himself!
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  8. Oh beautiful!!! Love it! And what a response from the author.. thats amazing!

  9. She is so cute. I love her expression! How fantastic that you have captured it on camera.

  10. How adorable! Her giggling got me giggling… A perfect end to my working week! (don’t tell the boss) Thanks :-)
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  11. Gorgeous little bookworm- so animated!
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  12. Cute, cute, cute!! She is just a gem!
    My little one’s current favourites are the good old Mr. Men books (that she too puts her own spin on) and a book called “That’s Disgusting” which she finds absolutely hilarious (as do I, actually…)
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