At the start of March, my social media timelines were awash with parents all experiencing the same level of dread: what to send their children dressed up as for World Book Day.
On the day itself I was impressed at the range of outfit choices the children (or the parents) had made. I had made an offhand comment to my Other Half about all the girls being princesses and all the boys being pirates (I know, I know, terribly stereotypical of me!) but, as Meg deigned to point out at dinner the following evening, there was actually only one boy dressed as a pirate!
The Gruffalo and Peter Pan came in second and third place with just over 2% of the votes (which shows just how popular HP is!) and interestingly, Noddy is in fourth place. I wouldn’t have thought he was such a common bedtime story choice these days but it’s great to see that a classic character is still holding his own!
I have to eat my words twice over as well, as only one Disney Princess features on the Top 20 list. I would definitely have expected that to have been a more popular choice.
Although I appreciate that for some parents, dressing their children up is a total headache, I think it’s a great way of celebrating the stories that we love to read with our children and I, for one, am a massive fan.
There was a little complaint from Meg that nobody seemed to know the story in her class (it’s a small village school so we have to forgive them) but to be honest I liked that it was unknown and I hope that because Meg’s choice was something new and different that a few children went home and asked their parents if they could read it to them, as it’s a firm favourite in our house. It would be amazing to think that we have managed to share a book which is really well loved in this house.
Meg came home with a few new requests herself, which I thought was fantastic. Perhaps unsurprisingly though one of those was Rapunzel…I suspect she’s planning ahead and getting her outfit request ready for next year!
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