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 email@example.com
If you have a favourite book, favourite author, illustrator, whatever, let us know.
Your World Book Day 2016 in pictures!
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Sophie Cartwright’s ‘Horrid Henry’!
Oscar 3 in his uncle’s 15 year old Winnie the Pooh outfit!
Lot of sharp implements with this pair! (bit scared!) From @LDChesterfield
Scarecrow and Robin Hood from Wendy Collard
Andy Salter’s son Harry looks a bit of a handful!
Staff at Turves Green Boys School – some of them are a bit scary! ;)
Elliot (4) teams up with his sister Paige (1) as Elliot and Gertie from ET
From Gillian Burden on Twitter
Enso, 9. OK, this one is ours, he can’t win! ;)
8 year old Kian Kelly from Weoley as Ron Weasley
George as a hairy Stig of the Dump. From Andy Salter
Classic Where’s Wally?! costume from Charlotte Hough
Proud aunt Sammy-Jo sent this of her nephew, Logan
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!
Elle Jade Bailey, 10, from Frankley as Alice
The cutest Tin Man we’ve ever seen! Kian (4) from Kings Norton
Jake, 6, aka Grandpa Joe
Kyle (8) from Rubery as Willy Wonka – love the hat!
Harry Berrington, 6, loves Mr Tumble
Darth Vader from @deanne2622
Emmet! From @ClareandTribe
BFG from Helen Annette
Ann Marie Salter sent in this bunch!
Traci O is staging a Victorian sci-fi with an alien and Sherlock Holmes!
From Justin Byrne
Teachers get in on the act
Jaiden as Circus the Clown
Thomas (12), Kings Norton, looking a bit of a Menace!
This little Gruffalo didn’t want to be a princess today…
Lily Mae as Holly from Ben and Holly
Oompah Loompah Ellie Jones!
AJ (9) and Kaci (7) From Primrose Hill
Miss Trunchbull from Matilda *gulp!*
Storm Trooper from Jodie Louise
Fab homemade Mad Hatter costume from Marie Smith
Mrs Twit from @kwkate
Marvel fan, Milo, from Northfield
@TraceyHalpin’s Baby Bear from Goldilocks