Australia's Chief Scientist

Storytime Pledge – Dr Leanna Read

As part of his #StorytimePledge campaign, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has challenged everyone to share a great book with a special child over the summer holidays.

We’ll be sharing Storytime Pledges from notable Australian scientists here all week – check back regularly for updates!

 

Storytime Pledge day 4 – SA Chief Scientist Leanna Read

Name: Leanna Read

I grew up to be: A scientist and entrepreneur

Recommended book: Any or all of Dr Seuss’ 60+ books

Reason: They are written to encourage kids to read – he thought many kids’ books were ‘insanely boring’ – and yet also give important social and political messages: eg ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

I pledge to read to: Anyone who will listen!

Leanna Read storytime pledge