IT’S the most entertaining drive to work, seeing all the kids walking to school dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day. I was really proud of Rich from Heart Breakfast, who came to work dressed as the very Hungry Caterpillar (this may or may not have happened). There’s always a Harry Potter at each school, a Tiger that Came to Tea and Where’s Wally for such a fantastic day to encourage reading. But there were also questionable costumes that I think came from parents who forgot this worldwide day until the night before and raided the dressing up box. Little Bo Peep was the first one to make me say, “Is that a book? I thought it was a nursery rhyme?” Then I saw a girl dressed as a My Little Pony toy. As far as I’m aware, they’re on the telly too, but not in books. I also clocked a teacher dressed with bright pink hair, as Poppy from the film Trolls. Yes, the FILM Trolls. Are they from books? I suppose you can get colouring books and an annual every year.

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