|With happy readers at King Alfred School yesterday.|
|And here's Darcey who dressed up|
as Andi from my book Tall Story
I hope you booky people are planning an amazing day.
For me World Book Day feels more like World Book MONTH because as an author, I get invited to all sorts of events surrounding the day.
No wonder my friend George's son got a little bit confused!
I wish we had World Book Day when I was a kid. It seems such fun! My social media feeds are awash with reports of reading quizzes and book talks and costume advice.
WOW! First #PugsoftheFrozenNorth costume for #WorldBookDay! From Sienna, age 10. FAB! @joannebyatt1#wbd #pug #pugs pic.twitter.com/IStIfpmIfk— Sarah McIntyre (@jabberworks) March 2, 2016
Makeup artist uses her hijab to creatively transform herself into @Disney princesses https://t.co/7Vfojevq5F pic.twitter.com/OIFQlg52nU— My Modern Met (@mymodernmet) March 2, 2016
Are you ready for the biggest celebration of books tomorrow?! https://t.co/rmtM6BMbfU #WBD #WorldBooKDay pic.twitter.com/6gxKZnAeHf— National Book Tokens (@book_tokens) March 2, 2016
It's #WorldBookDay tomorrow! Share the celebration and help those with no access to books. https://t.co/hGXqreaUhF pic.twitter.com/bthmrArLh6— Book Aid (@Book_Aid) March 2, 2016
Wonderful trip to @Biggreenbooks with year 7 for #WBD2016 to get their £1 books! @LibraryHHS @WorldBookDayUK pic.twitter.com/zW7WyfWsCX— Beyond Words (@HHSBeyondWords) March 2, 2016
In fact there's always a bit of controversy and panic about what to wear on the day!
If your #worldbookday costume is costing you money, STOP. Spend it on a BOOK.— Joe Craig (@joecraiguk) March 1, 2016
Improvise a costume out of tin foil, if you have to.
Personally, I hate dressing up, but it's what I look forward to when I visit schools every year. As long as it isn't me who's doing the dressing up. Last year, when I visited King Alfred School, the librarian Cathy Brown, dressed up as The Brave Beast (by Chris Judge) -
This year, she's dressing up as Mister Munro from Ottoline by Chris Riddell, for which she had to buy a lot of fake hair from a wig shop. She's promised to send me a picture. I can't wait!
UPDATE!!!! Here is Cathy's Mister Munro ... with Ottoline.
Wherever you are in the world, happy book day! And don't forget to make time to find a quiet corner, turn everything off, and have a nice little read.
***The other day I made a slideshare photo-story about the Portsmouth Lit Quiz, in which the author team struggled to answer questions about their own books. Well. Not the whole team. Well. Okay. I struggled to answer questions about my books. Despite that, it was a fun event ... Do check it out.