Does your family have a favourite bedtime story that’s been read countless times over the years? Hands up if it’s the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson! Having sold over 13.5 million copies across the world since its award-winning launch in 1999, it’s become a bedtime staple for many families. Julia is coming to Sydney and will be visiting Leichhardt’s own Berkelouw Books. She’ll be joining the team for a very special Rhyme Time, followed by a quick cupcake party upstairs in the Reading Studio.

When: Monday 2nd March
Time: 10:00am
Where: Berkelouw Books Reading Studio
RSVP: via email, non-essential but greatly appreciated.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson is a multi-award-winning children’s picture book author, poet, and musician. She was the British Children’s Laureate 2011-2013, where she actively encouraged and facilitated poetry and performance in UK classrooms. Since then she has been more than busy, adding to her catalogue of over one hundred children’s books and plays.

Rhyme Time at Berkelouw Books

This incredibly special edition of Rhyme Time will include a live reading of Julia’s best-selling tale, The Gruffalo. The iconic storyline and stunning illustrations bring the cunning mouse’s trip through the woods to life. She will also be reading her latest classic, The Smeds and The Smoos, an out of this world star-crossed lovers’ journey.

Rhyme Time runs every Monday at 10:00am and 11:00am, as well as Fridays at 11:00am. Facilitated by children’s specialist Rachael Robson, this session is the perfect introduction to storytelling, reading and drawing for those not quite old enough for preschool.

After Rhyme Time

If the morning leaves you with a monstrous appetite, you’ll be able to find the perfect lunch for the fussiest little Gruffalos! We love the healthy burgers from Grill’d, ranging from chicken, beef, lamb, and plant-based patties. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Harris Farm prepare all of their ready to eat fruit salads daily. Sushi Maru also have a great selection of hand-made delicacies ready for the picking, straight from their non-stop sushi train!