March 7th - World Book Day March 04 2013
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, 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. This is the 16th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 7th March children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, World Book Day can send millions of book vouchers to children and young people (more than 14 million, in fact: that’s one for nearly every child aged under eighteen in the country). Schools celebrate by encouraging children to dress up as their favourite characters from beloved books.
This is where we can help. We have just received a special order of children's costumes especially for World Book Day. We have classic characters such as Where's Wally, Dennis The Menace, Peter Pan, Snow White, Dorothy. We have also ordered in some period costume in sizes to suit little people - from Gladiators through to Tudor, Victorian and beyond and of course, plenty of animal costumes. Animal costumes allow children to dress as a whole array of famous book characters, for example - The Very Hungry Catapillar, Aslan the lion, Barbar the elephant etc.