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Ideas for World Book Day!!

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ivechangedmyname123 Sat 18-Feb-17 22:28:16

It has to be a girl character apparently!! I'm not very creative help!!!!

mrssmiling Sat 18-Feb-17 23:35:24

Always a challenge! wink
This article is worth a look... [[ www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2015/feb/16/what-to-wear-on-world-book-day-2015 ]]
We did Worst Witch one year....easiest was Fern from 'Charlotte's Web' - checked shirt, jeans, wellies, clutching the book, plastic spider and soft toy pig!

ivechangedmyname123 Sat 18-Feb-17 23:37:44

Thank you!! We've done Worst Witch apparently!! Can't remember last week never mind year 3!!

ShowOfHands Sat 18-Feb-17 23:43:20

Aren't they supposed to go as a character from a book they like and have read? Isn't that the whole point? So who does she like?

Meffy Sat 18-Feb-17 23:43:49

Sainsbury's have 25% off ... I've just purchased a Mog and a Willy Wonka

ivechangedmyname123 Sat 18-Feb-17 23:48:16

She reads lots of books! I suggested Gangster Granny but she's not having it, I think she wants to fit in with her friends who don't do "outlandish". Whereas I would go whole hog she seems a bit more conservative iyswim?

Tokelau Sun 19-Feb-17 00:05:38

My DDs are too old for this now, but used to enjoy it. One costume they liked was Mary Poppins, white blouse with a red ribbon around the neck, long dark skirt, black shoes or boots, black hat, cape, and dark umbrella. Another one was Goldilocks and the three bears. We curled DD's hair, put a dressing up dress on and she carried three little teddies in a basket.

ShowOfHands Sun 19-Feb-17 09:43:09

If she's read lots of books then it should be easier I hope!

Our school say the dc have to bring the book in with them and they do activities based on sharing their love of that book. It's a celebration of individual taste. There'd be no point asking MN as they don't know what my dc like. 9yo DD is going as Ghastly Bespoke (cursed, bald tailor from the Skulduggery Pleasant series) and 5yo DS will be the BFG.

Leeds2 Sun 19-Feb-17 20:50:00

Pippi Longstocking is quite easy. Skirt, top, one long sock and one short. Stuffed monkey if you have one.

Tracy Beaker.

AmericanPastoral Mon 20-Feb-17 23:27:38

Have you seen this?

WelshMoth Tue 21-Feb-17 06:13:57

Tiffany Aching - child/young lady witch from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Spottyladybird Tue 21-Feb-17 06:32:45

Matilda
Miss Trunchbull
Susan or Lucy from Lion, witch and the wardrobe
Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood
Dorothy

bumblebeet Tue 21-Feb-17 06:42:51

My daughter went as a dictionary once shock

Gallavich Tue 21-Feb-17 06:46:28

Ds has been as Harry Potter 2 out of 3 years and this year he is going as dumbledore! He has a griffindor scarf, you could get one on eBay and put with regular clothes for hermione or Ginny?

oklumberjack Tue 21-Feb-17 07:14:47

Wendy from Peter Pan? Long nightdress.

My dd went as Catniss from The Hunger Games in Y6. Black trousers, black t-shirt, borrowed leather jacket and toy bow and arrow.

Angelina Ballerina is easy if you can find a tutu and toy ears on a headband.

RightOnTheEdge Tue 21-Feb-17 23:32:14

Our school are doing a story box/sack where you have to put items in relating to the child's favourite story.

Dd wants to do Matilda but my brain has gone blank. So if anyone has any ideas I'd be really grateful.

I guess a big chocolate cake. We'd have to try and make one somehow.
A doll with pig tails?

All her homework has been make a models/ paintings and dressing up for special days. I feel like my brain has drained of ideas! blush grin

mrsmortis Thu 23-Feb-17 13:26:07

My youngest is going as one of the rainbow fairies (I forget which one). We basically went through the books till we found one where we had something similar to the outfit described (and they are described in great detail...). We've added a pair of fairy wings and a wand and are good to go.

The eldest wants to go as Hermione because she's just started reading Harry Potter. Uniform is grey skirt with a white shirt so I've just bought a Griffindor tie from Amazon for a couple of quid.

If you have a checked summer school dress another option is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Just put their hair in pigtails and add a stuffed dog in a basket. If you don't have red shoes that's OK because it's Dorothy before she's got to Oz.

emmaMBC Thu 23-Feb-17 16:31:35

good ones here - my favourite is the Wocket in the Pocket one!

Muddlingalongalone Thu 23-Feb-17 16:38:57

Thing 1 or 2 from the cat in the hat. Red leggings & t-shirt from Amazon/eBay

DD1 wants to be little miss chatterbox - cardboard cutting out here I come!!

NotTodaySatan Thu 23-Feb-17 16:41:38

I've just bought a generic Victorian servant girl Hetty Feather costume for £6.99 online for DD (£10 Inc delivery).

Shout me if anyone wants the link!

Ilovewillow Thu 23-Feb-17 17:03:59

We did Matilda a few yrs ago and it was easy:
Denim dungerees
Floral shirt
Cardigan
Converse
Ribbon in hair
Bundle if books tied up with string

Thankfully at junior school they don't bother!!

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