Do you recognise the faces behind the jellyfish?
Griffith City Library held a sea critter-themed Storytime last week, with each tale conveying an important message to the children such as how to overcome fears and inspire confidence within oneself, and how to be considerate of others.
Library Assistant Kate Crosato read three tales which explored the lives of sea critters big and small from the deep blue sea, and how they overcame obstacles in their lives.
The first story, Wimpy Shrimpy by Matt Buckingham, looked at a little shrimp who was too afraid to play with his friends because he feared getting squashed or tangled up in playtime. But, the brave little shrimp ended up conquering his fears and joined his friends.
Ms Crosato then read Messy Jellyfish by Ruth Galloway – an odd-couple-style tale about a messy jellyfish and a tidy seahorse who can’t seem to get along. The two friends learn to be understanding of one another’s personality and feelings and become closer for it.
Finally, Ms Crosato read Below Deck on the Sunken Wreck written and illustrated by Mandy Foot, which shows readers the spectacular creatures who live in the sea with amazing illustrations and lyrical rhymes.
In the craft session following, the children got to make their own jellyfish using paper, crayons, and stick on eyes.
Griffith City Library holds a Storytime each Friday at 11am.
Keep your eyes out for more events to come.