Book day minion and power ranger

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louise5754 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:37:29

Hi my daughter wants to go to school dressed as either of the above.

Last year she was little red riding hood and the year before goldilocks.

I can buy a book related outfit and wouldn't send her in a disney dress up dress but are the above lazy / not really obvious book related?

I'd rather not buy an outfit that would only be worn once.


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PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Thu 22-Feb-18 14:41:21

I wouldn't, but it's up to you. I've got Luna Lovegood and Harry Potter here.

Isadora2007 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:46:40

Sorry, you did ask. But yes I’d say a minion or power ranger is a bit lazy and not really book related. Minions are from a film. Power rangers are from a tv series.
The fact there are books about those film/tv characters doesn’t make them book characters in my view.
Sorry. You did ask!

louise5754 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:47:46

I do agree x

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louise5754 Thu 22-Feb-18 14:48:23

Most girls in her class just wear Disney princess dresses so I though these would at least be better. I'll try persuade her x

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reluctantbrit Thu 22-Feb-18 15:44:21

I would try to get her to reconsider. These two are quite lazy examples in my opinion.

At least the princesses are based on actual books, otherwise you could try to borrow a costume, my DD’s witch costume was used by several friends for Winnie the Witch or Room on a Broom for example.

louise5754 Thu 22-Feb-18 15:52:59

I've her here a new one from
Amazon. Thanks for the opinions x

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strawberrypenguin Thu 22-Feb-18 16:14:29

Well they aren’t really from a book are they - there might be a tie in book with them in but they’re from TV. I’m sure you can think of an actual book character she likes.

GoatMilker Sat 24-Feb-18 09:50:14

This is why our school is just having a pyjama day to promote bed time stories, whether being read to by an adult or a child reading independently.

Everyone is coming in pyjamas or a onesie. Including all the staff.

Maybe suggest it to the school for next year.

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sat 24-Feb-18 11:32:40

I think bedtime stories would only appeal to infants. I can't see yr6's being impressed.

I like the fact that my DC's school doesn't have a theme, as they only give us a week to prepare. hmm

HotCrossBunFight Sat 24-Feb-18 11:35:24

My DS's favourite bedtime book is a compilation we bought from Disney of the fairy tales featuring Disney princesses.

SandLand Sat 24-Feb-18 12:22:54

I agree with you, but my kids won the argument last year, as I told my 5 year old it was a film character, and he came back with a book including the character he wanted. He doesn't know what came first. So I'm now if the opinion if we have a book with the character in, they can go as it.

Wonders if we will need to do world book day this year, and what the date is.... typically we don't do it on the actual day, as we arent in the UK, but havnt been told about it. Yet..........

anxious2017 Sat 24-Feb-18 12:33:57

I'm a teacher and we ask the children to bring the book their character is dressed as. I'd think this was lazy, if I'm honest.

Oly5 Sat 24-Feb-18 12:37:28

Lazy of who? The parent or the child? I assume you mean the parent. But this day isn’t about the parents.. it’s about the child. And if your child gets excited about being a power ranger from a book they have then what is the problem? The idea is to get kids excited about books.. not to judge other parents.

anxious2017 Sat 24-Feb-18 12:55:21

I'm of the opinion that it is about getting children excited about books yes. Power Rangers and Minions are not from books, they are from movies and TV shows that have accompanying books made afterwards, that are usually comics, sticker books or annuals.

World Book Day is about literature, not books of TV shows.

Oly5 Sat 24-Feb-18 13:49:37

I think that’s a snobby attitude. Many kids will love Power Ranger books but also have Paddington read to them each night by loving parents. I think whatever gets a child interested in World Book Day should be applauded. A 5 year old is a little young to be justifying why they love a certain book despite it being DERIVED from a TV show originally.

Worieddd Sat 24-Feb-18 14:34:57

Aaah doesn’t matter at all.

Let them go in what they want

anxious2017 Sat 24-Feb-18 14:50:34

Meh, I am a book snob and proud. My passion is inspiring literacy in children and I'm very good at it, so I'll keep my opinions. In this day and age, engaging young readers is hard enough without everything having to be based on films and cartoons.

In one of the schools I taught in, "comic book and film" characters like Batman and Minions were banned from World Book Day. Some actual thought went into costumes.

louise5754 Sat 24-Feb-18 15:08:37

If i had a son and he had a superhero
outfit that he wore to parties and I put him in that I think that would be lazy.

However I was going to buy this outfit purposefully.

Anyway like I said I've ordered her a new one x

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MiaowTheCat Sat 24-Feb-18 15:11:25

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MiaowTheCat Sat 24-Feb-18 15:12:21

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anxious2017 Sat 24-Feb-18 15:19:47

I'm a huge comic book fan. I love gaming, film and television. I'd have concerns if my children were only reading comic books.

I love children reading what they enjoy. As I said, my subject expertise is in engaging children with literature. However, I'd still assume it was lazy parenting.

DS wanted to go as the Dark Knight Batman one year as he had a new costume for Christmas. We had a chat about how Batman was a comic book character and World Book Day is more about children's fiction. We discussed books and looked through some on his shelves and he decided he'd like to go as The Cat in the Hat. It's easy to just talk to a child, is it not?

Oly5 Sat 24-Feb-18 17:22:28

Pay, I think you’re missing the point anxious. Anyway, I’m letting my son go as a hero from a book you wouldn’t approve of. Despite the fact I have a degree in literature, read all kinds of complicated grown-up fiction, and have a bookshelf heaving with traditional kids’ books that we read regularly..
My son is very excited for World Book Day and I don’t care what people think of my “lazy” approach to the outfit grin

MiaowTheCat Sat 24-Feb-18 18:26:15

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sirfredfredgeorge Sat 24-Feb-18 18:27:02

It's easy to just talk to a child, is it not?

You mean to not respect their thoughts and wishes and devalue their opinions so much that you force them to change their mind. Sadly it is, of course changing the mind here is possibly harmless, but equally it's also something that the kid having 100% control over is harmless.

I actually think it's worse than harmless though, 'cos what it's actually saying is that it's okay to judge others being "lazy parents", because they don't meet your particular view of what an event is.

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