Children's storytime with Kat at Grange Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Children's storytime with Kat at Annerley Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 9 minutes and 41 seconds long.

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>> KAT: Welcome everybody, I’m Kat from the Grange Library. Thank you for joining me today. We’re going to read some of my favourite books and do some of my favourite songs. Um, so I’m glad that you’re here.

But first we’re going to do the Acknowledgment of Country.

Here is the land, here is the sky. Here are my friends, and here am I. 

Ok but before we start, we really should wash our hands. So, everyone, can you hold your hands up? And we’re gunna go…

[singing]: I have two hands that need to wash, and this is how we wash them.
Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash. Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash.
Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash.
And this is how we wash them. 

I think we need to wash them a little bit more, what do you reckon Taro? Yeah alright, hands up again. 

[singing]: I have two hands that need to wash, and this is how we wash them.
Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash. Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash.
Wash, wash, wash, wash, wash.
And this is how we wash them. 

Nice and clean! Ok we’re going to start with my favourite book, The Lamington Man. Do you like lamingtons? I love lamingtons! Do you like lamingtons, Taro? He likes lamingtons too.

So, this is The Lamington Man by Kel Richards and Glen Singleton. Here we go. Oh, look at this, it’s got a bowl and everything. I might have to do some cooking after this. 

[reading the book]: Matilda was baking lamingtons, with flour, milk and eggs. One cake she shaped like a little man, with head, arms and legs. 

[reading the book]: She baked him in the oven and soaked him in chocolate sauce. And sprinkled him with coconut, to finish him off of course. 

[reading the book]: Matilda smiled at her handiwork, the cute little lamington man. But then she screamed and fainted when he leapt up off the pan. 

[reading the book]: He jumped down to the kitchen floor, he ran right out the kitchen door. Crying "Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Lamington Man!"

[reading the book]: Matilda’s lazy kitchen cat, a ginger tom called ‘Mate’, chased the little lamington man, but lost him at the gate. 

[reading the book]: Next door’s dog was dreaming, sleeping of buried…dreaming of buried bones, when he was woken up by a little voice that called out in mocking tones.  

[reading the book]: "I’ve outrun Matilda’s kitchen cat, at only half speed I can do that. So run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Lamington Man!"

[reading the book]: The little man lost the chasing dog at the corner of the street, and still he kept travelling fast, running on lamington feet. 

[reading the book]: Around another corner, he saw a postman. "Catch me, catch me if you can,’ he said. ‘I’ve outrun most men."

[reading the book]: "I’ve outrun a dog and a kitchen cat, and I’ll outrun you and your silly little hat. So run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Lamington Man!"

[reading the book]: The lamington man had a postman, a cat and dog, in pursuit. And as he ran towards the riverbank, he made a mocking salute. 

[reading the book]: Lazing on the riverbank, was a big, green crocodile. When he saw the lamington man, the croc began to smile.  

[reading the book]: "I’ve outrun a postman, and a cat and a dog, and I’ll outrun you – you lazy log. So run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Lamington Man!"

[reading the book]: "I’m sorry," said the crocodile, lifting its claw to its ear. "I’m getting old and rather deaf and I simply couldn’t hear." 

[reading the book]: The Lamington Man stepped closer, shouting louder, the little boaster. I said, "Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the Lamington Man!"

[reading the book]: The crocodile squinted in the sun saying, "Sorry I missed it. Come closer and say it louder you revolting little biscuit!"

[reading the book]: "I’m made of cake!" said the lamington man, speaking louder and stepping nearer. "It’s not my fault, you greasy croc, that you’re a rotten hearer!"

[reading the book]: "Are you talking?" asked the crocodile. "There’s nothing I can hear. Step right up, little lamington man, and speak into my ear."

[reading the book]: The lamington man stepped right up close, next to the scaly hide. With one quick snap of the crocodile’s jaws, the lamington man was inside.

Where was he, Taro? The lamington was in the crocodile’s little tummy. Let’s see what happens next. 

[reading the book]: The crocodile burped as he swallowed the man. "I’m sorry," he said. "How rude." Adding as he licked his lips, "That’s what I call fast food!"

Oh dear. Do you think crocodiles like lamingtons, Taro? Mmm… I like lamingtons and so do crocodiles. 

Okay so let’s do a song. Can everyone touch your heads? Touch your shoulders? Touch your knees? And your toes? We’re gunna do 'Heads and shoulders, knees and toes'. So everyone take a deep breath….

[singing]: Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, we all clap hands together. 

Well done! Hmm. Do you know sometimes at the Grange Library, we can sing it really loud. So, we’re gunna…can you sing this one really loud with me this time? Okay, take a deep breath.

[singing loudly]: Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, we all clap hands together. 

Taro, do you want to try the tricky one? It’s very very tricky, should we try it? He says yes. Okay for this one, we have to get all our wiggles out. So, if you’re standing, or you’re sitting, just give a bit of a wiggle, and a jiggle. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. 

So, we’re gunna do it super, dooper, fast. Okay, alright, okay. Are you comfy? Are you ready? Okay, it’s really tricky. Take a breath…

[singing loudly]: Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Heads and shoulders, knees and toes, we all clap hands together. 

Argh! Even I couldn’t do it, it was that hard and tricky! How did you go? Did you do it? It takes a lot of practice. 

Okay so we’re going to read my second book for the day – Piranhas don’t eat bananas. Do you like bananas? I like bananas. Here we go.

[reading the book]: "Hey there guys, would you like a banana?" 

"What’s wrong with you Brian? You’re a piranha." 

"Well, how about some silverbeet?" 

"Are you serious, Brian? We eat feet."

Okay can everyone wiggle your feet, wiggle your feet, where are your feet, wiggle your feet. 

[reading the book]: "Would you rather a bowl of peas?" 

"Stop it, Brian. We eat knees."

Okay everyone touch your knees, where are your knees? There we are.

[reading the book]: "Well guys, would you like some juicy plums?" 

Do they look like they want some juicy plums? Hmm…no. 

[reading the book]: "That’s it, Brian! We eat bums." 

Oh dear, Alright, where are your bums, pat your bums.

[reading the book]: "We don’t eat apples and we don’t eat beans. We don’t eat veggies and we don’t eat greens. We don’t eat melons and we don’t eat bananas. And the reason is simple mate. We are piranhas." 

[reading the book]: "Well, I think that’s silly guys. Fruit is the best." 

"We can’t take much more of it. Give it a rest."
 
[reading the book]: "Okay, I’ll stop then, you’ll hear no more chatter. But only if you try, my awesome fruit platter."[sighs]

"Give it here then."

Yumumumumumum coz that’s how piranhas eat, no table manners at all. 

[reading the book]: "So, what do you think guys? Is it yucky or yum?" 

"It’s very nice, Brian. But we still prefer bums."

Oh no Taro, I don’t think I’d like eating bums, do you? No, he doesn’t. Would you eat a lamington? Yeah, lamingtons are yummy. 

Okay so just before we go, don’t forget, you can find all sorts of resources online - eBooks, eAudios, Storybox. Check it out on the library catalogue, until you can come back to us. 

Okay, so we’re going to finish with the teddy bear rhyme. Are you going to help me with this one Taro? Yeah, he is. Okay here we go.
 
[singing]: Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your shoes.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, I love you. 

[singing]: Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn off the light. Click.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say goodnight [snores].
Teddy bear, teddy bear, wake up now.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, take a bow.
 

Thank you for joining me today, I hope to see everyone soon.  Stay safe and well. Bye!

Last updated:8 June 2020