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7 Characters to Dress up as for World Book Day

Posted on 06 Mar 2019

If you are looking for inspiration for your little ones take a look out our seven picture book-themed costume ideas for World Book Day.

World Book Day is the world’s biggest campaign to provide children with a book of their own, every year children bring their favourite books to life by dressing up as a character from it. If you’re looking for outfit ideas for your child, than look no further.

The Bee Keeper from The Book of Bees 

The Book of Bees is Piotr Socha’s award winning children’s book filled with facts, humour and Piotr’s vibrant illustrations.

How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more in The Book of Bees.

Eddie from The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Eddie knows her mum would love a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday. The only problem is that she doesn’t know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is, or where to find one!

Beatrice Alemagna distinctive style mixes collage, paint and drawing and creating illustrations that the Observer says, ‘makes every page a delight.’
So grab a pink coat and channel your inner Eddie as you tour the whole town, trying to track down the perfect present.

Luna from Franklin’s Flying Bookshop

Luna is the brave, book-loving girl who loves dragons almost as much as she loves books. Luna and her best friend Franklin the dragon share their love for books by opening a bookshop in Franklin’s Flying Bookshop, the book Jacqueline Wilson described as ‘so touching and original and delightful.’

Franklin from Franklin’s and Luna go to the Moon

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories to people too, but everyone was too scared to even look at him until he met Luna. After opening a bookshop together the pair (and Luna’s tortoise, Neil Armstrong) go on an adventure in the hope of reuniting Franklin with his long lost family.

The Lion from The Big Book of Beasts

The Lion is the king of the jungle, but this isn’t just any lion, this is the roaring wild and wonderful cat from Yuval Zommer’s The Big Book of Beasts.

The fun fact-filled book about wild and wonderful animals features beasts from around the world. Play search and find in the pictures, find out why wolves howl at the moon or why hyenas really laugh in the book the Sunday Times describe as ‘a tall, gorgeous volume.’

Bear from A Song for Bear

‘One day Bear decides he will sing with the birds –
He has heard every tune and he knows all the words.
But as hard as he tries to fit in with their song,
When he opens his mouth it comes out sort of wrong.’

A Song for Bear is the new title from the author-illustrator duo behind the bestselling If I Had a Dinosaur, publishing 28 March 2019, that celebrates what makes us unique.

The Octopus from The Big Book of the Blue

If you’ve ever wanted more arms World Book Day is the day to get them. Dress up as The Octopus from Yuval Zommer’s The Big Book of the Blue.

The beautifully illustrated The Big Book of the Blue answers questions such as: Why does an octopus have eight arms? Why does a crab run sideways?

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