2017 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!