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Storytime at Home

with Fiona the Storyteller

Sam loves to stay with Nana, except for one thing. Nana always wants to go for long walks in the bush near her house.  Sam doesn’t like the itchy, spiky plants, or the stinging mosquitos. In fact, he doesn’t like the bush at all.

Nana knows a lot about the bush. She knows how to find food, shelter, everything you might need. One day, Sam finds himself on a journey through the bush all by himself, and soon finds that, just as his Nana told him, he can find everything he needs.

Sam’s Bush Journey is written by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, and illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft. Used by Central West Libraries with kind permission from Little Hare Books.

Storytime Activity

Join Chorizo (the sausage dog) as he goes for his own bushwalk around Lake Canobolas. What can you hear? What can you see? Can you tell which season it is?

Maybe you could go for your own bushwalk with a grown-up, and do one of these things:

– Count the birds

– Collect some different shaped leaves (you could make some leaf rubbings when you get home)

– Try to find something in every colour

– look for some interesting footprints

– try to spot a native Australian animal