AUSLAN Children's Storytime with Sharron and Mel at Toowong Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the AUSLAN storytime with Sharron and Mel at Toowong Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is nearly 8 minutes long.

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>> SHARRON: Hello my name is Sharron and this is Mel, and we’re here today at Toowong Library to bring you storytime. Mel is here today and she’s going to use signs to tell the story as well.

So before we start our storytime today we’re going to do our Children’s Acknowledgement to Country so if you normally come to a storytime at the library service you’re probably familiar with this, but if not we can learn it together. So:

Here is the Land, Here is the sky, Here are all my friends, and Here am I.

Okay. So thanks for joining us for the storytime today unfortunately we can’t see you in the library at the moment but hopefully you’ll be back here with us soon. As you can see we’re looking after all the books ready for when you can come and see us again. So before we start reading our book we’re going to make sure our hands are nice and clean because at the moment its really super important that our hands are nice and clean and we’re going to sing a little song to help us make sure we wash all parts of our hands together.

So, it goes to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row your Boat' and I’m sure you all know that one:

[Singing] Rub, rub, rub your palms, and the back of your hands, make a tent with your fingers now, and then you make a clam. Rub, rub, rub your thumbs, don’t forget your nails. If you sing this song with me then you’ll never fail.

Wow my hands are all nice sparkly and clean, I hope yours are too! Just grab my towel and dry them off. Put my towel away, and we’re all ready to read our story.

Now I have chosen a nice big book so I hope you can all see the pictures. And this book is called Pig the Pug, it tells us on the cover, and it’s written by Aaron Blabey.

Ok, Pig looks a bit of a grumpy dog, doesn’t he? A pug is a type of a dog, I’m sure you’ve probably seen them about in the park. So let’s turn the page and we’ll see what our story tells us about Pig. Pig the Pug. Oh looks like a piece of meat here I wonder what that could be all about.

Pig was a pug, and I’m sorry to say, he was greedy and selfish in most everyway. He lived in a flat with a sausage dog Trevor. But when was he nice? I’ll tell you – never! “You’ve got some great toys there” poor Trevor would say. But Pig would just grumble, “They’re mine! GO AWAY!”

Let’s have a look and see what toys he’s got. He’s got a ball, and he’s got a yellow chicken it looks like. He’s got a clown. And he’s got a tennis ball. And it looks like he’s got a toy piece of meat. Let’s keep going and see what happens next.

“But it might be more fun” said Trevor to Pig, “if we both played together…” Well, Pig flipped his wig.

He looks very angry doesn’t he?

 “No, they are mine! Are you deaf? Only mine! You keep your paws off them, you sausage-shaped swine! I know what your game is, you want me to SHARE! But I’ll never do that! I WON’T and I SWEAR!”

He looks really cross doesn’t he? And Trevor’s looking a bit worried! Let’s keep going.

And with that, he proceeded to gather his stuff and make a big pile, with a huff and a puff.

He’s got all his toys, all piled up, so that Trevor can’t get them.

And once he had gathered them up in a pile, he howled from the top with a satisfied smile. “There!” shouted Pig. “Now you won’t get my loot! It’s MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! So why don’t you SCOOT?!

Oh dear!

But just at that moment poor Trevor did see; the pile was wobbling. Oh dear me. “Watch out up there!” good Trevor did cry. But the shame of it was …

What’s going to happen?

Well pigs cannot fly.

He’s fallen out the window!

These days it’s different, I’m happy to say. It’s so very different in most every way.

Looks like Trevor’s got some toys finally. He’s looking much happier. Oops.

Yes, Pig shares his toys now, and Trevor’s his friend. And they both play together…

Isn’t that much nicer?

…well while Pig’s on the mend.

Oh dear look at him! He’s all wrapped up in bandages and he can’t move at all! No wonder he’s sharing his toys with Trevor!

And that’s the end of our story of “Pig the Pug”. So thank you very much for listening to my story with you today, and if you enjoyed this story how about would you like to make a nice drawing and maybe get one of your carers they could take a photo of it and put it in the comments for us.

So thank you for coming today, we’ll see you again soon. Bye bye.

Last updated: 11 May 2020