Children Celebrate World Book Day at The Perse Pelican
8 Mar 2019
From Harry Potter to Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, children dressed up as characters from their favourite stories to celebrate World Book Day at The Perse Pelican.
Leading children’s author Ian Whybrow was also on hand to entertain youngsters with his tall tales and read extracts from his books, which include the Harry and the Dinosaurs, Little Wolf and Say Hello series.
Pupils and staff certainly enjoyed stepping into the shoes of their favourite book characters for the day by dressing in a dazzling array of colourful costumes to mark the occasion.
Teddy said he dressed as Colossal Squid from the Octonauts series “because he’s funny and I learn a lot of things from the Octonauts,” while fellow Nursery pupil Sarah came as Lanky Len the farmer from What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson. She said: “I like dressing up and reading. I like Lanky Len because he stole a cow!”
In Year 1, it was possible to find Mog the Cat, Winnie the Witch and Tom, the hero of the Beast Quest novels, aka Adam, Selina and Andre, enjoying the day. Adam said he liked Mog because “he scared a robber and made him drop his bag”, while Selina and Andre said Winnie the Witch and Beast Quest were their favourite stories.
Pelican Head Sarah Waddington, aka Mary Poppins, said: “The children – and staff – became immersed in the spirit of World Book Day by wearing some brilliant costumes based on their favourite characters. Reading for pleasure is something we encourage at the Pelican which makes World Book Day such a great event to be involved in.
“It was also wonderful to have Ian Whybrow along to read some of his stories and inspire the children, especially those who, judging by their outfits, are some of his biggest fans.”