Wait, World Book Day was last week?!

Only kidding. I knew it was World Book Day, just about. I remembered the day before it when the a sign on the nursery door reminded me that children were meant to come in dressed up as their favourite book character. This post is late because I’m too tired to blog any more.

Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried talking to a toddler about who their favourite book character is, but even a relatively verbose twenty month old can be quite evasive on the subject. Throw in the need to cobble together at short notice a costume that won’t be torn off in a fit of pique and you face a challenge.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Peter Rabbit… or at least, bunny ears and a blue jacket.


The costume is, admittedly, not great but I had to admire the spirit in which she wore it. She strutted into nursery and glared at anyone who dared to call her Phoebe. As soon as they called her Peter, she hopped quite happily around the room and settled down quite happily for a snack.

As for me, I’m joining the ranks of parents not quite sure why World Book Day seems to be about dressing up and not, say, reading a book.

4 thoughts on “Wait, World Book Day was last week?!

    1. Siobhan Post author

      Oh no! That’s so sad. To be honest, while I love the idea of fun dressing up around the theme of books, I wish it was more about reading stories together. My facebook had a few Gruffalos and Hungry caterpillars, but there were way more Elsas from Frozen and generic occupation costumes. I’m not sure how in the spirit of things that is!

  1. veja sobre

    I find it really cool and fun to be able to dress our kids just like the characters in the books, I always do this with my kids and they love it.

    1. Siobhan Post author

      I always loved playing dressing up when I was little. I used to force my little sister to put on plays and my favourite thing in our dressing up back was, in hindsight, a spectacularly tacky 80s pink satin bridesmaid’s dress. It makes me really happy seeing Phoebe and her cousin raiding the dressing up box and acting out songs.


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