Hooray Hooray It’s World Book Day!
Here’s wishing that you have a fantastic day and use your free book token to get a cool read.
One of the great events this year is the StoryCraft writing competition. Check out the World Book Day Website for the details!
I have to confess that there is one thing that I don’t like about World Book Day. The bit that I’m not keen on is when some schools just have a ‘come dressed up in your favourite book character’ as their World Book day Event.
Don’t get me wrong I think dressing up is fun but my heart sinks when I see the procession of princesses, Spidermen and other various Disney characters. I also know that some Mums will have been under pressure to buy these outfits when they really can’t afford it. What do you think?
As it is world book day I would like to mention a book written by my friend Robtel Neajai Pailey and illustrated by Chase Walker for the children of Liberia in West Africa. It is called GBAGBA.
Gbagba is a Bassa term roughly meaning corruption. Liberia is emerging from a terrible and brutal civil war. One of the problems that it faces as it tries to rebuild is that of corruption. Robtel has written the book because she wants children to raise the question and take a lead.
Please share all the creative things that you know are happening today!