If you have, work with or encounter kids often then you should definitely know that today is World Book Day!
A day of fun, laughter and dressing up as your favourite literary characters to pay homage to the beautiful world of literature.
This will be WBD’s 19th year to celebrate the work of amazing authors, talented illustrators and of course the fabulous books that entertain, excite, scare, and of course teach :-)
Via www.worldbookday.com “it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.”
So if you’re dressing up, let us know, in fact send us photos! (And that goes for you too adults) Let’s see what members of staff are dressing up as! **Our favourite photo will win a £10 WHSmith voucher!**
Send us your photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a favourite book, favourite author, illustrator, whatever, let us know.
Your World Book Day 2016 in pictures!
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This little Gruffalo didn’t want to be a princess today…
Lily Mae as Holly from Ben and Holly
Jake, 6, aka Grandpa Joe
Staff at Turves Green Boys School – some of them are a bit scary! ;)
Scarecrow and Robin Hood from Wendy Collard
AJ (9) and Kaci (7) From Primrose Hill
Proud aunt Sammy-Jo sent this of her nephew, Logan
Storm Trooper from Jodie Louise
From Justin Byrne
Harry Berrington, 6, loves Mr Tumble
Layla Kelly (9) from Weoley as Hetty Feather, her favourite Jacqueline Wilson character. She’ll be dressing up again when she goes to see it on stage soon!
Ann Marie Salter sent in this bunch!
Miss Trunchbull from Matilda *gulp!*
Enso, 9. OK, this one is ours, he can’t win! ;)
Elle Jade Bailey, 10, from Frankley as Alice
Sophie Cartwright’s ‘Horrid Henry’!
Emmet! From @ClareandTribe
Jaiden as Circus the Clown
Teachers get in on the act
Oscar 3 in his uncle’s 15 year old Winnie the Pooh outfit!
Fab homemade Mad Hatter costume from Marie Smith
Traci O is staging a Victorian sci-fi with an alien and Sherlock Holmes!
From Gillian Burden on Twitter
Lot of sharp implements with this pair! (bit scared!) From @LDChesterfield
Oompah Loompah Ellie Jones!
BFG from Helen Annette
George as a hairy Stig of the Dump. From Andy Salter
8 year old Kian Kelly from Weoley as Ron Weasley
Elliot (4) teams up with his sister Paige (1) as Elliot and Gertie from ET
@TraceyHalpin’s Baby Bear from Goldilocks
Marvel fan, Milo, from Northfield
Thomas (12), Kings Norton, looking a bit of a Menace!
Classic Where’s Wally?! costume from Charlotte Hough
The cutest Tin Man we’ve ever seen! Kian (4) from Kings Norton
Kyle (8) from Rubery as Willy Wonka – love the hat!
Andy Salter’s son Harry looks a bit of a handful!
Darth Vader from @deanne2622
Mrs Twit from @kwkate