World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading in over 100 countries worldwide. Traditionally celebrated for the past 15 years on the first Thursday in March, this year World Book Day is on 1st March. The main aim of the day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. This is achieved by National Book Tokens providing all children with the opportunity to have a book of their own, by giving book tokens to participating schools and nurseries.
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Our local schools have asked pupils to arrive in school on 1 March 2012 dressed as their favourite story book character, a great way to get the children browsing their books and making a decision about who they want to be. Our children have already decided that they would like to be Tin Tin and Peppa Pig, which hopefully should be relatively easy to put together?! If your child is dressing up on World Book Day, here is a link to a web site which has lots of good ideas and costumes to suit – www.joke.co.uk there are some fantastic outfits, we especially like Denace the Menace as pictured!
If your child is dressing up we would love to hear about the character they have chosen to be. We would also love to hear about your favourite books and also any children’s book suggestions you may have.
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