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World Book Day

When I think back to Middle School days I have fond memories of the library. It was probably the best room in the school and a lot of us spent most of our lunchtimes there. Once a year the library would be celebrated and visited more than any other time due to World Book Day.

The idea behind World book day is simple. It’s a worldwide celebration of books, encouraging everyone to read, even if just for a short time.

During World Book Day on March the 7th this year, schools are encouraged to let children dress up as their favourite fiction, or non-fiction, characters for the day.
As with previous years I’ll be logging on to Social Media sites and blogs to see which characters my friend’s children will be choosing to dress up as.

I see a lot of parents worrying and getting stressed over making a costume for their children, which can easily be avoided by simply buying costumes online. There is a wide range of fantastic WorldBook Day costumes on fancydressball.co.uk, for both boys and girls too.

When the time comes I’m sure at least one of my boys will be choosing to dress up as The Hungry Caterpillar, which is one of our favourite books and the first book we bought when I fell pregnant with Charles. We even had Hungry Caterpillar cupcakes made for Charles' second birthday.

Which character would your child choose to dress up as?