It is not often that Batman, Harry Potter, Cinderella and Captain Underpants are all in the same spot, but Children’s Book Week is bringing all sorts of crazy characters together.
There was a buzz of excitement in the St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School’s kinder class on Monday when each student was invited to come dressed up as a character from their favourite book.
Students paraded in their best, and often craftily homemade, costumes throughout the day and celebrated their favourite books, authors and characters.
Taj Lewis, 5, dressed up in a very impressive costume of a sea dragon from his new favourite book The Monsters of Tasmania by Rachel Tribout.
Taj is an avid reader and said he loved wearing his bright red costume for the day.
I am dressed as a sea dragon because I just got this new book about monsters and I like it.St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School student Taj Lewis, 5
“I am dressed as a sea dragon because I just got this new book about monsters and I like it,” he said.
From footy players, to cats and, of course, princesses, children and teachers came together to celebrate a love of books and reading.
Schools, libraries and businesses will continue to celebrate Children’s Book Week with workshops, parades and competitions throughout the week.
In 2016, the theme of the week is Australia! Story Country and celebrates Australian themes, authors, books and illustrators.