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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Isn't the purpose to encourage reading? They can dress up as a movie character anytime. I'm not having a go at you, just that sounds a bit odd.
    Agree!!! I hate that it's just a fancy dress parade for some places. DS's costume won't be the most exciting in the world, but for him, he gets to become his favourite BOOK character for the day! If people find the concept of dressing up as book characters too hard, they should think of other ways to celebrate than a dress up day. Save the 'whatever' dress ups for Halloween!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Isn't the purpose to encourage reading? They can dress up as a movie character anytime. I'm not having a go at you, just that sounds a bit odd.
    I think they are just making it easier, especially for those with younger children. Most children's movie/tv characters have books anyway! My son will be going as Spiderman. I'm not crafty & not willing to buy a costume that will never be worn again. Whenever there is a costume birthday party my son wants to go as Spiderman or Batman, not a book character.

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    DD is going as Alice (of Wonderland variety) ... but she has in the past done Elsa (frozen) even though its not a book. She has also done a ballerina, an animal and a few others where we have just found a book with that in it.

    I think it just encourages them to think about books and stories and imaginative writing. So any character is good.

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    Boys went as Captain Barnacles and Kwazi from Octonauts.
    I think the show came from the books, and we have several Octonauts books here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezzo View Post
    I think they are just making it easier, especially for those with younger children. Most children's movie/tv characters have books anyway! My son will be going as Spiderman. I'm not crafty & not willing to buy a costume that will never be worn again. Whenever there is a costume birthday party my son wants to go as Spiderman or Batman, not a book character.
    Spider-Man and Batman are most definitely book characters! The comics had been around well before any screen adaptations

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    My DD1 & her bestie went as Thing 1 & Thing 2 from Dr Seuss they looked fabulous and loved it.
    Last year she went as Cat in The Hat

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    I had no idea childcare would do book week so I've been caught off guard. I've decided to send dd as the paper bag princess. Cutting holes in a large paper bag and popping a $2 crown on her head seems doable!

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    I wish DS1'S school did this. It makes me really sad that they don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Spider-Man and Batman are most definitely book characters! The comics had been around well before any screen adaptations
    Excellent. My 4 year old is going to go as either spiderman or as a pirate as those are the costumes we already have at home and I don't want to buy or make anything else right now. I'll let him choose from those 2 this year (he's only in Kindy/preschool) and get more creative next time.


 

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