The World Book Day Monster written by @cguillain & @aguillain and illustrated by @adagreybright with @egmontuk

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Now we all know that feeling of ‘what will I wear?!’ Well Anna has just three days to decide. When you love books, there are just too many options! Fortunately, her dad knows just what to do! Cue trip to a beautiful bookshop.

 

The bookshop is wonderfully illustrated and it looks like a shop I’d love to visit. And who do we find there….? a helpful bookseller of course! Anna chooses a new book and reads it over and over and over. The thread of real, joyful reading through this book just fills me with genuine joy.

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Within the pages, she finds her answer: she knows just who to dress up as. So dad sets to the task of costume making. Nice one dad! I love this choice, that it isn’t mum at the sewing machine. Brilliant for breaking stereotypes.

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At school, no one knows who Anna is, until the headteacher comes in to the classroom. Anna’s book was the headteacher’s favourite book when she was younger. I love this bookish connection and hope your WBD is filled with real book love sharing like this. This is a headteacher I applaud – joining in with dressing up, talking to pupils about books and taking the time to read to children – perfect!

 

This investment of interest and time, with a good dose of enthusiasm, really pays off and all the children want to share their book. Job done!

Well done Charlotte and Adam. As ever, a wonderful story that flows with a beautiful rhyme. Well done Ada. Your illustrations bring the story to life and I’m in love with your book shop illustration!

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I wish you all a wonderfully bookish WBD! Whether you’re all dressed up or you’re celebrating in a different way, may you keep reading at the heart of it and share the book love! Show your class that reading rocks and that there is a book (or comic, or magazine….etc..) for everyone!

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