Australia's Chief Scientist

Storytime Pledge – Dr Alan Finkel

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 1 – Dr Alan Finkel

Name: Alan Finkel

I grew up to be: Australia’s Chief Scientist

Recommended book: Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown

Why: Lulling rhythms and captivating rhymes to put the crankiest toddler to sleep!

I pledge to read to: My three-year-old grand nephew