Be inspired this World Book day!
On 3rd March 2016, people across the land will be dressing up as their favourite storybook characters. From the old classics to the brand new! World Book day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom promoting reading, publishing and copyrighting. This will be the 19th annual World Book Day! The idea is to bring children and adults of all ages together to appreciate their favourite storybooks. Book tokens and resource packs are sent out to nurseries, pre-school, primary and secondary schools including different materials to learn how to get involved in World Book Day.
How it works
The National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers giveaway millions of book vouchers to more than 14 million children and young people. The vouchers can then be redeemed at local bookstores to pick up one of ten new books for FREE! Alternatively they can use their token to get £1 off any book over £2.99 (terms apply).
If you’re looking to get involved, then head over to the World Book Day website and download your resource pack online. In celebration of world book day, students and teachers dress up as their favourite characters. So we asked our team at Escapade what they are going to wear and here’s our list so far!
1, Harry Potter
Written by British author J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels due to immense popularity Harry Potter became one of the biggest franchises of our time. Whether you’re team Gryffindor or team Slytherin, we have the costume for you!
Learn some spells:
“Accio” This charm summons an object.
“Obliviate” This charm erases memories!
“Lumos” Creates light with your wand
2, Little Red Riding Hood
Is your Grandmother looking a little hairy recently? Have her eyes, ears and mouth got considerably bigger? Yes? Then there is a strong possibility she may be a wolf. Don’t worry though… We have just the outfit! Little Red Riding Hood is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a big bad wolf, the story was originally published in 1697 by author Charles Perrault.
3, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Do you love chocolate so much you could eat it everyday? Then why not dress up as Willy Wonka?! Written by the British author Roald Dahl in 1964, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory follows the story of a young boy named Charlie Bucket who wins a ticket to visit the chocolate factory. The factory is owned and run by the eccentric Willy Wonka. This character is a classic for World Book Day and is instantly recognisable.
“I am the maker of music, the dreamer of dreams!”
“The snozberries taste like snozberries!”
“I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children – just five, mind you, and no more – to visit my factory this year.”
4, Where’s Wally & Where’s Wanda?
We found Wally and he’s in mini size in this fantastic Where’s Wally Child’s Costume. Whether your young boy or girl is heading to a world book day event or just wants to play the ultimate game of hide and seek this fantastic kids costume! ‘Where’s Wally?’ is a series of children’s books created by English illustrator Martin Handford. The books consist of a series of double-page spreads with dozens of different characters, the readers are challenged to find wally hidden in the scene.
5, Cat in the hat!
Dr. Seuss’ most famous character, the Cat in the Hat is a world wide famous children’s book which was originally published in 1957 by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
“Cat, you ruined mom’s dress!” “Honey, it was ruined when she bought it.”
“You find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax. all you need is a book!”
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!”
What’s your favourite storybook character? Let us know, we might just have a costume for you!