Elwood students get in the reading spirit this month with a book pep rally.
During an event at Harley Avenue Primary School, author and illustrator Joe Shandrowski spoke with students about using their imagination while reading.
“You must have a big imagination to be a writer or illustrator,” Shandrowski said. “Every day, you should read in order to make your imagination bigger and stronger.”
He then shared one of his books, “Huga Tuga and the Seashell Mystery” with students.
During the story, the children followed the tale of friendly sea monster Huga Tuga who guides his friend Sarah on a journey into the sea to find out where seashells come from.
The author encouraged the students to act out the scenes and imagine the characters' world using their imagination.