World Book Day 2010

Did you know that today marked World Book Day 2010? Well nor did I until about a month ago when DDWT Junior came home from school branding a £1 book token and explanatory note!

So what is world book day? Well quite simply it is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland.

I must confess to not being a bookworm by any stretch of the imagination but Mrs T and DDWT Junior are and I think it’s great that such a ‘day’ exists – if only to generate interest in books for children and adults alike.

Our local school also got in on the act by asking all of the kids to dress up as their favourite character from one of the many books written by Roald Dahl – such as The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, James & The Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile and many more.

Here’s a picture of DDWT Junior sporting his Enormous Crocodile outfit!

The Enormous Crocodile

Incidentally if you haven’t read ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ – like I hadn’t up until a couple of weeks back – I’d recommend it, it’s quite funny for little kids and big ones!