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Terrific Costume Ideas For Book Week
When I was little, my Mum and Dad had a fruit and vegie shop. So when there was any kind of dress-up day, I would end up in a box – a banana box, a lettuce box, it didn’t matter, the bigger the box the better. Mum would spend lots of time improving the box – making it into Hickory Dickory Dock, a present and a robot are some of my memories – but there was no denying that I was the kid in the box. Whilst other children were princesses or fairies I was some version of a box. As a teenager I would look back on these photos and think this was a bit cruel. Now that I am a Mum, I can see the brilliance behind the box – simple, cheap and it was recycled materials!
So if your school is celebrating Book Week next week with a ‘Book Week Costume Day’ you can send your child to school in a box or you can use one of the fabulous ideas from these clever folk:
Most schools will suggest the theme of ‘Dress As Your Favourite Book Character’ but The Children’s Book Council of Australia who promote Book Week and The Book Awards have the theme ‘Read Across The Universe’ – so both themes give you lots to choose from!
Please send in photos of your child dressed up – we’d love to see them!