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Special Anzac Event at Rainy Day Books

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by Naomi Parry (subscribe)
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Kids and canine companions reading together
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This coming Anzac Day 25th April, which falls on a Saturday, there will be a great event for kids, as well as Mums and Dads at Rainy Day Books

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The Anzacs at War

Rainy Day Books is located at the roundabout on the corner of Forest Road and Mountain Highway, in the Basin. Most of us love books and dogs in equal passion, so it will be an event well worth including in your Anzac Day celebrations.

A marquee will be erected on the small grassed area outside the shop where Sarah McDonald will be with her canine friends Minnie and Oscar at 1pm on Anzac morning. Minnie and Oscar encourage kids to enjoy reading.

While there will be games with the dogs as well as other book activities there will be two special events on the day. First of all a book reading at 1pm. The Anzac Puppy and then another book reading at Digger - the Dog Who Went to War.

Sarah McDonald is the owner and creator of Canine Comprehension, a business passionate about children's literacy. Canine Comprehension believes that chiildren are able to conventrate better, have a more positive experience and are motivated more when they are reading with a dog.

Sarah runs one on one tutoring sessions as well as school incursions where their Animal Assistance Therapy dogs sit with children and encourage their reading process.

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Rainy Day Books Anzac Display

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Soldier's Hat and Kit Bag

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Front Window Display at Rainy Day Books

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Soldier's Equipment, Poppies and Books

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The Somme

Rainy Day Books has a window display themed on Anzac Day with Soldier's Kit and equipment, while at the same time promoting books dealing with the Anzac Story.

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Official History by C E W Bean

A very special item is the Official History of Australia in the Great War of 1914. Volumes 1-12, by Bean, C.E.W. (Charles Edwin Woodrow) and others. This is a scarce full set, with maps and photos. Complete with specially made bookcase to hold the entire set. To a collector this is a rare opportunity at $1800.00.

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Official History of the Great War

Children will be introduced to stories about the Two World Wars in a gentle environment and in the company of two beautiful canine companions. Sarah McDonald's work in this area is widely recognised and applauded especially for her passion in inspiring children to read.

Sarah will be with Minnie and Oscar in the marquee just outside the front door of Rainy Day Books on Anzac Day. Come and visit, and share your day with Sarah and her dogs. Browse around the bookshop to your heart's content then join the kids in their reading events.

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Thoughts of Anzac

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Why? To share in remembering Anzac Day in a gentle environment
When: Anzac Day, Saturday, 25th April 2015
Phone: 9762 0862
Where: At Rainy Day Books, at the roundabout, The Basin
Your Comment
Looks like a great event to get the kids involved in Anzac Day. We will try to go for at least one reading - and to meet the special dogs.
by Tiger (score: 0|2) 2296 days ago
Please note times have changed for bookreadings now at 1pm and 2 pm
by Rainy Day lady (score: 1|68) 2293 days ago
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