Children's storytime with Penny from Pop-up Library - video transcript

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>> PENNY: Hello, thank you for joining us, I’m Penny from the Pop-Up Library. We can’t take our van out at the moment, but we’ve come to this beautiful park to share story time with you. Thank you for joining us.

We always start with our children’s Acknowledgement to Country, so let’s do that together. Are you ready?

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

Okay, let’s start. You might have been inside for a little while and you might be feeling really cooped up, so one great way to get some of those sillies out is to dance.

Now, we love shaker eggs but you might not have any at home. You can grab any container, pop some rice in there, or some beans. Get Mum or Dad to help you, and voila! You’ve got a shaker!

Now you can do some dancing and you can sing a song like this.

[singing]: We’re gonna shake shake shake shake our sillies out. Shake shake shake our sillies out. Shake shake shake our sillies out. Wiggle our worries away.

Is that better? Have you got all your sillies out? Do you feel a bit less worried about being at home?

All right, now we’re going to read one of our beautiful stories from the library. This is one of my favourites and it’s called The Cow Tripped Over the Moon. It’s a story that I read - but I also sing it a little bit. It’s a lot of fun.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey Diddle Diddle. You all know the riddle. A cow jumps over the moon. It happened, all right, on a crisp, cloudless night, on the second last Friday in June.

All right, so we know it happened, let’s see how it happened.

[reading the book]: But what they don’t say, in the songs from that day, is the cow didn’t jump it first time. It seems a moon clearance takes great perseverance. So back to the scene of the rhyme.

And can you see here he’s training, he’s trying really hard - ooh lifting some weights, sit ups, the cat’s got a donut. He’s running on the treadmill. He’s really trying to get fit to do this momentous feat. All right.

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 1 was at 9:17pm.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow fell flat on her face. In fact she tripped over the little dog Rover so never did make it to space.

Uh oh! Trying again.

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 2 at 9.28pm.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow took off for the moon. The moon it was nearing, the dog started cheering but the cow hit a hot air balloon.

Uh oh! Is she going to give up? Let’s see. Nope, she’s going to try, try, try again

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 3 was at 10.12pm.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped under the moon. Her run-up was slow. She was never a show and the fiddle was quite out of tune.

Uh oh. Ooh, she’s looking a bit tired from all her attempts but never mind, here we go.

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 4 was at 10:56 pm.

[singing reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The dish and the fiddle. The cat mucked around with the spoon. The cow felt quite lazy (the details are hazy) and nobody went near the moon.

Oh dear. Let’s see - still trying…

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 5 at 1.15am.

That’s after midnight! You would all be sound asleep by now but the cow is still trying.

[singing, reading the book] Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow tripped over the moon. The little dog laughed. He laughed till he barfed when the cow landed in a sand dune.

That wasn’t very kind was it!

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 6 at 2.25am.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow got this take off right. She flew up so high that the moon sailed straight by and the cow rode a meteorite.

She went too far! All right.

[reading the book]:  Moon attempt number 7 at 4.47am.

That’s nearly 5 o’clock in the morning. She doesn’t have many more chances.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the sun. She took a wrong turn, felt the fire and the burn and she didn’t have very much fun.

Oh dear – no words on this page but we know what the words would be. We would be going ‘Oh my friend, are you okay?’

[singing, reading the book]: A new day was dawning. The grass smelled like morning. The cow stared into the sky.

…look she’s crying

[singing, reading the book]: ‘The night’s almost over’ she said to dog Rover. A tear welling up in her eye. The dish fed her water and tried to support her: ‘You’ve got to get over this hump.’

[singing, reading the book]: The spoon hummed a tune. He called "Cow can jump the moon", and prepared her for one last moon jump.

So her friends are really being encouraging which is really good to see.

[singing, reading the book]: The whole group together, said "Cow now or never! We know that you’ll make it this time. And as of this night, we’ll remember your flight in a hey diddle-diddley rhyme".

Cow looks so determined.

[reading the book]: Moon attempt number 8 at 5.43am

So, the moon is about to disappear for the morning but she is going to give it one more go.

[singing, reading the book]: Hey diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon

What a beautiful happy page. And there they all are, in the farmyard. The morning has come and they were successful. They tried tried tried again. They didn’t give up. It’s a beautiful story.

Okay well we might do a little song now and I can see, in my friends here. I can see a frog. I can see two frogs.

I’m going to use one of them to sing one of our very favourite Pop-up Library songs, I think we do it every session and that’s 'Galumph'. Have you got your Galumphy froggy hands at home? Are you ready?

[singing]: Galumph went the little green frog one day.
Galumph went the little green frog.
Galumph went the little green frog one day
and the frog went gloomph gloomph gloomph.

[singing]: We all know frogs go la di dah di dah. They don’t go gloomph gloomph gloomph.
But we all know frogs go la di dah di dah, la di dah di dah, la di dah di dah.

Ah, there you go little froggy, thank you. All right, well it’s nearly time for us to go. We might sing one last song and, um, we might do 'If you’re happy and you know it'.

So, we’re going to do 'If you’re happy and you know it'. Now the first thing we’re going to do when we’re happy and we know it is we’re going to wash our hands, because remember we’ve got to wash our hands a lot.

So we’re going to do ‘If you’re happy and you know it wash your hands’. Then we’re going to do ‘If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands’ – your nice clean hands – and then we’ll do wave bye bye. Okay.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it wash your hands –  scrub scrub.
If you’re happy and you know it wash your hands - scrub scrub.
If you’re happy and you know it then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it wash your hands - scrub scrub.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

[singing]: If you’re happy and you know wave bye-bye – Bye-Bye!
If you’re happy and you know wave bye-bye – Bye-Bye!
If you’re happy and you know it then you really ought to show it.
If you’re happy and you know wave bye-bye – Bye-Bye!

Thanks for joining us, you can follow us on Brisbane Libraries, on Facebook, for more online content, and we’d love to see you back at the Pop-Up library when we’re back on the road again. Hopefully it won’t be too long. But for now we’ll try and bring you some more storytimes. Bye!

Last updated:2 July 2020
Topics: library