The Great Read Out saw authors and athletes read to children – many dressed as their favourite characters – encouraging them to read over the summer holidays.
Authors Sean Avery, Sally Carbon and Deb Fitzpatrick took to the stage and read to delighted fans while Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA ambassador and West Coast Eagles star Josh Kennedy, Fremantle Docker Tendai Mzungu and West Coast Fever player Josie Janz teamed up to sign autographs and take photos.
Tendai, who is studying to be a secondary school teacher, said it was important for children to read from a young age.
“My mum used to read to me when I was younger and now I’m always reading and learning,” he said.
“My favourite books as a kid were The BFG, Spot the Dog and the Goosebumps series. It’s important to distance yourself from technology and read whenever you can.”.. more