Want a chance to dress up like Harry Potter? Or Matilda? Or Cordelia Vorkosigan after her infamous shopping trip?
Australia is the place to be!
Today is the last day of Children’s Book Week, and I stumbled upon the whole concept only yesterday on The Guardian website. There, they had several cute pictures of kids dressed up for the Book Week parade. A little research showed me that it was held in Australia, and seems to be a tradition of some years. And adults get into the act, as well! I found a 2017 picture of librarians dressed as handmaids, Harry Potter characters, Hobbit characters, and even a where’s Wally. Are the X-files serialized? Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were there, too! (The Canberra Times)
What a wonderful tradition! Imagine that you are in Australia. It’s nearing the end of winter, and you get the chance to dress up as a favorite character. Who would you choose? You can add any restrictions you feel necessary. Links to that book on Goodreads are welcome!
Me? I think I’m feeling rather Nanny Ogg-ish this year! So many great characters to choose from, though – I’m going to pay more
attention next year!
For more information about Children’s Book Week, check out the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website. http://cbca.org.au/cbca-childrens-book-week