16 February 2022 State Library of Queensland
…The First 5 Forever program, led by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Queensland public libraries, emphasises the importance of talking, reading, singing, and playing with children throughout their first 5 years of life. In realising the importance of nurturing each baby’s early literacy development from day one, we are putting age-appropriate books into as many tiny hands as possible. A Book for Every Little Queenslander will give a board book adaptation of Shoosh! by Simon Howe to tens of thousands of babies born in Queensland, distributed through the Bounty Bag network through 2022. ..