It’s that time of year again to celebrate World Book Day – the 20th year it has been going!
Why is World Book Day so big in the UK?
The purpose of World Book Day is to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, Reading.
But, for children, it’s the excitement of dressing up in a costume of their favourite character and seeing what characters their friends are being this year. It’s a day where everyone looks bright and colourful!
The importance of today is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading, and inspire children to be more creative.
Successful authors such as; Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling were inspired into writing. Roald Dahl became interested in writing when he wrote about World War II when he was a pilot. Dahl’s children’s novels didn’t commence until he had children of his own and he became inspired by his children’s creative minds.
Whereas, J.K. Rowling became inspired to write Harry Potter, while she was delayed on a train from Manchester to London. This is why there was a magical train station in the first Harry Potter book.
World Book Day is about enjoying reading again and being inspired by their favourite authors. It’s about exploring the new possibility of their creative minds and maybe, one day, your child could be the next successful author.