It’s story time with Matt Cosgrove and Alpacas With Maracas!

by |March 22, 2019
Matt Cosgrove - Alpacas With Maracas

Matt Cosgrove at Booktopia!

Get ready to shake your maracas with Macca the Alpaca!

Author, illustrator, and designer extraordinaire Matt Cosgrove dropped into Booktopia HQ this week to do a very special signing of his hilarious picture book Alpacas With Maracas.


Because Alpacas With Maracas is this year’s pick for National Simultaneous Storytime!

Every year, the Australian Library and Information Association picks one Aussie picture book to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes, and bookshops – basically anywhere you can think of!

The goal this year is to get one million kids reading the same book.

Yes – you read that right! ONE. MILLION.

National Simultaneous Storytime this year is going to be held on Wednesday 22nd May, so mark your calendars right now! This is a super fun event, and we’re all about encouraging kids to read more and enjoy books.

For a limited time only, order Alpacas with Maracas and you’ll receive a copy signed by Matt Cosgrove! This offer is only available while stocks last, so make sure you get in quick.

You can also check out the rest of the Macca the Alpcaca picture book series right here!

There will be more awesome National Simultaneous Storytime fun with Matt Cosgrove coming your way soon, so stay tuned…

Alpacas with Maracasby Matt Cosgrove

Alpacas with Maracas

by Matt Cosgrove

Macca and pal Al are the best of friends and LOVE spending time together.

When there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest, they just can't resist.

But what will their act be? Will they shimmy and shake? Dance and prance? Whatever they choose it will surely be a performance to remember!

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Olivia Fricot is Booktopia's newest Senior Content Producer and Editor of the Booktopian Blog. After finishing a soul-crushing law degree, Olivia decided that life was much better with one's nose in a book and quickly defected to the world of Austen and Woolf. You can usually find her reading (obviously), baking, writing questionable tweets, and completing a Master's degree in English literature. Just don't ask about her thesis. Olivia is on Twitter and Instagram @livfricot - follow at your own risk.

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