Elf is reading the Diaries of Ethel Turner. She wrote kids' book called Seven Little Australians in about 1893. "24 June 1893. I fainted this morning for a bit of excitment but I didn't like it much."
Tonight on that reality TV show The Zoo (which is actually about several zoos and the animals therein) someone said "At 12 or 13 weeks of age Harry will go the crêche to learn to be a bat".