World Book Day on March 1st is supposed to be a celebration
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
But I think it's lost its way. My local supermarket is full of dressing up costumes. Would it be very remiss of me to suggest that instead of buying one of these parents would be better off giving the school money to buy new books.
I did used to love the day when we just cobbled costumes together. I was once Miss Trumbull from Matilda and far from scaring the childen they shouted for me to "Be her again" when I tried to step out of role!