Hickory Dickory Dash

Author Wilson,Tony

Illustrator Wood,Laura

Item Code 8545970

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9781743811160


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Before the clock strikes one, a mother mouse must search the house for her two missing sons. But she’d better watch out for the cat!

The official story chosen for ALIA NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME in 2018.

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Scholastic is proud to support ALIA and this wonderful initiative, which celebrates reading and children’s literacy.


In 2018, over 1 million children across Australia took part in National Simultaneous Storytime

Genre: Animal Stories Subject: Picture Books Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary School Year: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Ages: 4 to 7 Page Count: 32
Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is the author of much-loved picture books including Grannysaurus Rex, Harry Highpants, The Princess and the Packet of Frozen PeasEmo the Emu and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, which won the Honour Award for the CBCA Book of the Year in the Younger Readers category in 2016. 

Tony was selected as the National Simultaneous Storytime title for 2017 with The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, (illustrated by Laura Wood).The Cow Tripped Over the Moon is a story of triumph and perseverance, and offers a rhyming commentary on the Cow's previous seven attempts on the moon.  

Tony has written some kids TV, namely a couple of episodes of the Cartoon Network show 'Exchange Student Zero' (Bogan Productions), voiced by Rove McManus.

He also penned two novels for adults (Players and Making News), numerous articles for magazines such as The Monthly and Good Weekend and newspapers pieces. His sports memoir, Australia United, is an absolute favourite amongst Socceroos fans. His own sports career included a year on Hawthorn's senior list. Unfortunately, he never played a senior AFL game.

His television appearances include 'Race Around the World', 'The Einsten Factor' and 'Santo Sam and Ed's Cup Fever'. He's an ex-Triple R Breakfaster, and a regular on ABC Local Radio and Radio National.

Tony Wilson reads The Cow Tripped Over the Moon for National Simultaneous Storytime 2017
Discussion Notes
NSS 2018 Chatterbox Activity
NSS 2018 Find-a-Word Activity
NSS 2018 Finger Puppet Activity
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