Today was World Book Day, and Tadpole’s school had a “come as your favourite book character” day, rather than have the kids wear their uniform as usual. We’ve just started reading The Curse of the Gloamgloazer, from The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, so Tadpole went as Quint (he’s a knight).
I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see many of the little girls dressed as Elsa, and a few as Anna, from Frozen. I hate to say it, but that wasn’t a book! Now, if they’d gone dressed as The Snow Queen… I can even get on board with kids going as superheroes, as they usually at least started out in comic books and graphic novels, but when they just pick their favourite film of the moment, instead of thinking about it and choosing a character from a book, I find it very sad.
Tadpole thought long and hard about who to dress up as this year, as he did last year. (Last year, he was Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which we were reading at the time). He loves books, both to read alone and to have read to him, so World Book Day is a bit of a big deal for him. He had a fantastic time at school and came back filled with tales of sword fights and battles.