Reading bug brings magic egg to town

CHILDREN of mainly music Moree were treated to a surprise last week.

Paint the town Read brought a reading bug into the classroom for all to meet.

However, the reading bug brought its own surprise when an egg appeared.

What's that?: Barbie Bates and the reading bug show off their magical egg.

What's that?: Barbie Bates and the reading bug show off their magical egg.

Donation: Marla Hosegood with Paint the town Read representatives handing over the grant.

Donation: Marla Hosegood with Paint the town Read representatives handing over the grant.

Paint the town Read executive director Barbie Bates said children of Moree were encouraged to read, rhyme, sing and dance to the egg in the hopes it will hatch.

Reading: Children from mainly music wasted no time, picked up their favourite books and started reading.

Reading: Children from mainly music wasted no time, picked up their favourite books and started reading.

“This egg will travel around to different playgroups, the local library, preschools and childcare centres and schools. So that the children of Moree can read, talk, and sing with it, to help the creature inside of it grow.”

The reading bug also visited the Moree hospital to launch New Books for Bubs. 

The magical egg could appear anywhere.