Children's storytime with Maggie from Pop-Up Library - video transcript

This page is a video transcript of the Children's storytime with Maggie at the Pop-up Library video hosted on Brisbane City Council's YouTube channel. This video is 16 minutes and 19 seconds long.

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>> MAGGIE: Hey everyone, it’s Maggie here from Brisbane Libraries, and I was on the Pop-Up Library last year!

I had such an amazing time driving around with Plantain and Adrian and bringing stories and songs to all of you in the parks and festivals all around Brisbane.

But today, as you can see, I’m in my home. I’m not in the library, just like you. So I thought I’d sing some songs for you and read you one of my all-time favourite stories okay? You can probably see what it is over here, but I’m going to do it a little bit later.

We’re going to sing some songs first. I hope you can join in with me.

Now, what’s the first song that we always sing, before we do any of our stories and songs? We are going to do our Acknowledgement to Country. Okay? Ready?

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

Very good! Let’s do it one more time, okay?

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

Let’s do a little quick hello song as well, okay? Ready?

[singing]: Hi hello and how are you? How are you? How are you?
Hi hello and how are you? How are you today?

How are you all today? I hope you’re doing really, really, really well.

Now, what is the one thing that we all need to be doing at the moment, do you know? I think it’s washing our hands. I think we should sing our washing our hands song first, before we sing our other songs okay. Ready?

We’re going to sing it twice through so we really, we really clean our hands really, really well, okay? Ready?

[singing]: This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands.
This is the way we wash our hands early in the morning.
This is the way we wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands.
This is the way we wash our hands early in the evening.

Very good everyone! Very, very good. Okay, now, before we do our story, we’re going to sing a couple of songs. So, let’s get our sillies out first – are you all ready? I’m going to stand up and we’re all going to get our sillies out! Okay, ready? Woah! Okay. Ready? One, two, three.

[singing]: I’ve got to shake, shake, shake my sillies out
shake, shake, shake my sillies out!
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
and wiggle my waggles away!

Very good everyone! If you’re like me you’ve got lots of room in your lounge room hopefully – if you don’t – dance around anyway! Okay ready – we’re going to do our jumping okay? One, two, three.

[singing] I’ve got to jump, jump, jump my jiggles out!
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out,
jump, jump, jump, my jiggles out
and wiggle my waggles away!

Very good – one BIG jump ready? One, two, three… up in the air! Whoaah!  Excellent work everyone, well done!

I think I’m going to sit down again now. Let’s all sit down again, and we’ll sing one more song.

I don’t know, has anybody got a rowboat? Have you got a rowboat at home? I don’t have a rowboat!

So, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to put my arms out like this, and I’m going to make fists with my hands just like this, and I’m going to go back and forth and back and forth.

Now I’ve made my own rowboat! It’s pretty cool hey! Alright let’s go down the stream and see what we can find.

Ready? One… get your open hands up, two, three.

[singing]: Row row row your boat gently down the stream,
merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.
Row row row your boat gently down the stream
if you see a crocodile don’t forget to scream! AAHHHH!

Did you see a crocodile? I hope there’s not one here! Alright what should we sing next? Let’s row down… let’s row down the lake, and see what we can find, okay? Get your row boat hands up again.

[singing]: Row row row your boat gently to the lake,
if you hear a hissing sound it’s probably a snake!

Ohhh! Let’s not go there shall we? Now, we’re going to do it one more time and see if we can see a lion, okay? And I want to hear some really big roars okay! Ready? One, two, three.  

[singing]: Row row row your boat gently to the shore,
if you see a lion don’t forget to roar! ROOOAAAARR! 

Excellent work everyone, excellent work. Okay. I’m going to read you a story now. Now, this is one of my all-time favourite stories okay. But there are no words on the cover of my picture book here.

Do you know what it is? Do you know what this is? Is it a mouse? Is it a fox? Is it an owl? No – the owl is up here. So, who might this be? I think it’s a Gruffalo – should we read and see?

This is The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. I love this book!

[reading the book]: A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw a mouse and the mouse looked good. "Where are you going to little brown mouse? Come and have lunch in my underground house."

[reading the book]: "That’s terribly kind of you, Fox but no — I’m going to have lunch with a gruffalo."

"A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?"

[reading the book]: "A gruffalo! Why, didn’t you know? 

"He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws."

"Where are you meeting him?"

"Here, by these rocks, and his favourite food is roasted fox!"

"Roasted fox! I’m off!’ Fox said, ‘Goodbye, little mouse!’ and away he sped.

"Silly old Fox! Doesn’t he know, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo?"

Feel free to shout that out later if you like.

[reading the book]: On went the mouse through the deep dark wood. An owl saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

"Where are you going to, little brown mouse? Come and have tea in my treetop house."

[reading the book]: "That’s frightfully nice of you, Owl but no — I’m going to have tea with a gruffalo."

"A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?"

[reading the book]: "A gruffalo! Why didn’t you know?

"He has knobbly knees, and turned out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose!"

[reading the book]: "Where are you meeting him?"

"Here by this stream, and his favourite food is owl ice cream!"

Who likes owl ice cream? Do you like owl ice cream? I don’t like owl ice cream.

[reading the book]: "Owl ice-cream? Toowhit Toowhoo! Goodbye little mouse," and away Owl flew.

"Silly old Owl! Doesn’t he know, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo?"

[reading the book]: On went the mouse through the deep dark wood. A snake saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

"Where are you going to little brown mouse? Come for a feast in my log pile house."

[reading the book]: "That’s wonderfully good of you snake but no — I’m going to have a feast with a gruffalo."

"A gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo?" 

"A gruffalo! Why didn’t you know?"

[reading the book]: "His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all down his back!’

"Where are you meeting him?" 

"Here by this lake, and his favourite food is scrambled snake!"

Yum yum!

[reading the book]: "Scrambled snake! It’s time I hid! Goodbye little mouse," and away Snake slid.

"Silly old Snake! Doesn’t he know, there’s no such thing as a gruffa...

Uh oh!

Who’s this?

[reading the book]: But who is this creature with terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws? He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose. His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, and he has purple prickles all over his back!

[reading the book]: "Oh help! Oh no! It’s a – it’s a...

What is it?

"It’s a gruffalo!"

Oh my gosh!

[reading the book]: "My favourite food!" the Gruffalo said!

"You’ll taste good on a slice of bread!"

"Good?" said the mouse, ‘Don’t call me good! I’m the scariest creature in this wood. Just walk behind me and soon you’ll see, everyone is afraid of me."

[reading the book]: "All right," said the Gruffalo, bursting with laughter. "You go ahead, and I’ll follow after."

They walked and walked till the Gruffalo said, "I hear a hiss in the leaves ahead."

Who’s first – do you remember?

[reading the book]: ‘It’s Snake," said the mouse. "Why, Snake, hello!"

Snake took one look at the Gruffalo. "Oh crumbs!" he said, "Goodbye little mouse!" 

And off he slid to his log pile house.

"You see," said the mouse. "I told you so."

[reading the book]: "Amazing!" said the Gruffalo.

They walked some more till the Gruffalo said, ‘" hear a hoot in the trees ahead."

Who’s next? Is it owl? I think it might be owl.

[reading the book]: "It’s Owl,’ said the mouse. "Why, Owl, hello!" 

Owl took one look at the Gruffalo.

"Oh dear!" he said, "Goodbye, little mouse," and off he flew to his treetop house.

"You see?" said the mouse, "I told you so."

[reading the book]: "Astounding!" said the Gruffalo.

They walked some more till the Gruffalo said, "I can here feet on the path ahead."

Who’s last that we’ve got here? We’ve had Owl, we’ve had Snake. If you know who’s last shout it out. 

[reading the book]: ‘It’s Fox," said the mouse. "Why, Fox, hello!’

Fox took one look at the Gruffalo.

"Oh help!" he said, "Goodbye, little mouse," and off he ran to his underground house.

[reading the book]: "Well Gruffalo," said the mouse. "you see? Everyone is afraid of me. But now my tummy’s beginning to rumble. My favourite food is — gruffalo crumble!"

[reading the book]: "Gruffalo crumble!" the Gruffalo said, and quick as the wind he turned and fled.

All was quiet in the deep dark wood. The mouse found a nut, and the nut was good.

And that is one of my favourite stories – I hope it’s one of your favourite stories too.

Okay, now we’re going to stand up again and sing another song. I don’t have a bear, but I have my little friend here, Leo the Lion. So, if you’ve got your best friend there, your best soft toy, stand up with me and we’re going to sing a little song okay. Are you ready?  One, two, three.

[singing]: Everybody clap, everybody sing, la la la la la!
Bow to your partner
and then we turn around. Yipee!
Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear,
bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.
Bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.

[whispering]: Bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.

Do you think we’ve gotten our bears to sleep? Do you? Oh! Still up!

You know what? We’re going to have to sing it again – extra loud voices this time – see if you can get your mum or your dad or your carer to join as well, okay? Ready? One, two, three.

[singing]: [[singing]: Everybody clap, everybody sing, la la la la la!
Bow to your partner
and then we turn around. Yipee!
Hands in the air, rock-a-bye your bear,
bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.
Bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.

[whispering]: Bear’s now asleep, shh shh shhh.

Oh, very good everybody – we’ve gotten our bears and my little lion very well to sleep, very good.

So, we might sing a little lullaby and then we’re going to do one more song, and then I’ll have to say goodbye, okay? So, can you show me your twinkle fingers? We’ll sing a lovely little lullaby to keep our bears asleep okay. Now, ready …

[singing]: Twinkle twinkle little star,
how I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star,
how I wonder what you are.

That was beautiful, that was very very nice guys, very pleasing, lovely, lovely work just fantastic. Okay. Now, we are going to sing one more song, and it’s a bit of a favourite, before we say goodbye.

Now because I’m in my home, I don’t have too many props as you can see. But I had a look around and found some things I could use for our popcorn song. Do you know the popcorn song? If you don’t, I’ll teach you, it’s all good.

So I found – because I don’t have any scarves - any of our beautiful scarves that we have in the libraries – but I found a lovely red scarf and I found a blue scarf, and if you don’t have any scarves you could even use a tea towel!

I found a beautiful purple tea towel that we could use for our popcorn song. Okay, so I’m going to choose… I’m going to choose a red.

And we’re going to do our popcorn song. So, get your scarf ready or your tea towel or your favourite t-shirt if it’s your favourite colour you could use anything for this song. And we’re going to sing our popcorn song okay – let me get this up and ready – are we ready? One, two, three.

[singing]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels, in a pot, in a pot.
Shake them. shake them shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them,
till they pop! Till they pop!

How was your scarf, was it good? Shall we try a different colour? I’m going to try a different colour and see what happens. It might be a little bit too long, but we’ll give it a go. Ready?

[singing]: Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels, in a pot, in a pot.
Shake them. shake them shake them. Shake them, shake them, shake them,
till they pop! Till they pop!

That worked pretty well I think! So, if you don’t have a scarf at home you can use other things which is really cool.

You could also make puppets out of paper and paddle pop sticks if you’ve got them hanging around, or if you’ve got your stuffed toys you can make lots of fun, lots of fun at home, okay.

So, I’m going to say goodbye for now, it’s been so much fun hanging out with you all. We’ll sing our goodbye song, and we hope to see you really, really soon. I hope you’ve had fun.

Ready for our goodbye song? Get your waving hands up again!

[singing]: Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye.
Now it’s time to say goodbye, we’ll see you all really soon!

Bye everyone!

Last updated:8 June 2020
Topics: library