For the Senior School students this year we offered a virtual experience for this Australia-wide event. The book chosen to share was The Cow Tripped Over The Moon. The version shared by ALIA was created by the author, Tony Wilson. He introduced us to the book, the illustrator (Laura Wood – a person who lives in Bristol U.K and whom he has never met!) and his son, jack who has cerebral palsy. Jack was the inspiration for this version of the story as it takes someone like him lots of attempts to achieve physical actions that most of us find really easy. There is a great lesson in this book for all of us about grit and persistence.
There is also a blog post on our Junior School Library blog here.