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Retro Storytime at Fed Square

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Old stories to delight a new generation

Parents and grandparents won't need much encouragement to go on this little outing.

It will allow them to relive some favourite stories from their childhood and pass a love of books onto the next generation.

This event is part of
id="ccblink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Melbourne Rare Book Week and there will be story readings of some beautiful old classic story books.

For most people, Harry the Dirty Dog brings back fond memories. It was originally published in black and white way back in 1956 and has been dearly loved every since.

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Who could forget the image of Harry covered in muck to the extent even his own family don't recognise him. The only way he can prove his identity is to retrieve the brush he has buried. It is such a wonderful story of love and acceptance.

Or the book inspired by a hole punch, The Very Hungry Caterpillar who chomps though enormous quantities of food until he emerges as a beautiful butterfly.

Another gorgeous story of acceptance not unlike Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.

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Image from Wikipedia

The beautiful illustrations done by Eric Carle live on.

Other old friends you will be able to visit include Orlando the Marmalade Cat and the Bunyip of Berkley's Creek.

From Rare Book Week Facebook

What a unique and lovely event for all generations.

Bookings are recommended for this event, please contact Melbourne Library Service or visit the Melbourne Rare Book Week website for further information.
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Why? To share a love of literature
When: 23/07/2013 Tues: 10.30am 11.30am
Phone: 03 9658 9500
Where: Federation Square Federation Square 2 Swanston Street Melbourne in the Atrium
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Lovely. I remember the book with the caterpillar on. X
by Vanessa de Largie (score: 3|1343) 2314 days ago
Thanks for recommending. My children & I really enjoyed it :)
by lisa r (score: 1|14) 2313 days ago
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