World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017
World Book Day 2017

World Book Day

The 2nd of March 2017 is a date that us parents daren’t miss. World Book Day.

Pops is only in reception. So for us, this our our first world book day to enjoy. This year its novelty and thankfully for us Pops wants to go as Dora the Explorer. Easy peasy. We are just starting out on our reading journey. She is doing so well at school and surprises us all the time with what she can read. I hope to encourage her as much as possible with reading books. You can read why in my post ‘why we should read with our children’. I think over the next couple of years it will be time to pull out all the classics. I really love books by Roald Dahl and I hope she will too. She really enjoyed ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. 

At work I remember one my colleagues regularly taking about what costumes they’ve had to produce for their children. It made me laugh that some schools have dress up days for everything you can think of. The latest was sports personalities!


Thank you to some fab bloggers who shared with me their best world book day ideas. I will be sure to add our picture once it’s all been put together! The wig is on order as we speak. I just hope it turns up on time.

Nicole from The Mum Reviews reassures us that you don’t need to be able to sew or be mega creative when coming up with ideas for a costume. Bought costumes are just as good.

“I’m super excited that my son’s first World Book Day is coming along and I’m all sorted. I can’t sew for toffee so I bought a ‘Cat in the Hat’ kit off eBay with the hat, tie, gloves and cat tail. We’re both chuffed with it. I get the impression some people think the costumes ought to be homemade but that would be a recipe for disaster in our house!” 

Julie from Pondering Parenthood had a great idea for pregnant teachers.

“I’m a teacher and last year for world book day I was 7 months pregnant, so I wore a blue jumper and used bandages to turn my bump into Mr Bump. The children loved it.”


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To Aufinity and Beyond

Becci from To Aufinity and Beyond found a fab way of including her son with autism in world book day.

“For world book day last year we did Bruce Bogtrotter and Harry Wormwood from Matilda. We even made a fake cake which everyone thought was real and a box of ‘spare parts.’ My middle son who is dressed as Bruce has Autism and is reluctant to wear many dressing up clothes so we thought hard about characters he would we could help him be comfortably. This year we are doing ‘Dennis the menace and the BFG’ 



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A Blogs Life

Nicola from A blogs-life tells us how much her daughter enjoys the day, she missed it at high school. It’s hard to pick something that’s not popular so well done with the ideas.

My daughter used to love world book day! They don’t do it in secondary school and I know she’s a bit disappointed in that 🙁 we handmade her costume every year. She liked to go as something no one else would pick, last year we turned her into Thing 1 in the past we have had, The Mad Hatter, Dorothy Gale including miniature Lion, Scarecrow and Tin man. She even made it onto Waterstones book day banner one year!” 


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Mums The Nerd

Karina from Mums The Nerd shares a picture of her daughters fab costume and the book that gave them inspiration.

“My little one loves World Book Day, she is a massive bookworm. Last year she was obsessed with The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex, so it was only fitting that she went as her favourite character.”




Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger Too shared her post with some fab ideas for any young Star Wars fans out there. The post also includes tips for making your own.


World Book Day
Mummy and Moose

Natasha from Mummy and Moose shared a brilliant idea for siblings. I love this one. He looks like he is really playing the part too.

“We have done ace book day costumes over the years but this is probably my favourite.. Bess dressed as Cinderella and her big brother Col dressed as an ugly sister!”





World Book Day
A Mother’s Ramblings

Pippa from A Mother’s Ramblings shared a fab idea for those last minute costume struggles or children that simply aren’t keen on dressing up.

“I jokingly said to Dan Jon Jr that he could go in his normal clothes this year and go as a background character in Harry Potter. He has decided this is perfect, especially after his last where he went as the boy from The Witches in his normal clothes!” 



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Emma and 3

Emma from Emma and 3 shared her post on Roald Dahl costume ideas, I particularly love the idea of Sophie from the BFG in her nightgown. I might keep this one in mind for next year.






World Book Day
Five Adventurers

Nisbahs from Five Adventurers dressed up her daughter as the great glass elevator. Thinking outside the box, I like it.







Here she is!

Dora The Explorer for World Book Day
Dora The Explorer for World Book Day

Do you look forward to World book Day? Or are you all fancy dressed out? Which has been your favourite costume so far?

Cuddle Fairy


  1. I’ll be honest, I used to hate having to do fancy dress with my kids. Other people seemed to make some awesome costumes and mine were usually lame lol. I mean, that dinosaur costume is fantastic. Waaay above my level of expertise lol.


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