Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Book Week at Joshua's school

This week is Book Week and this morning Joshua went to school dressed as a pirate from Treasure Island for the "Dress as your favourite story book character" day. Hopefully I will be able to add a picture or two to this post later today.

I took the younger children to their special Book Week parade and they were captivated. Among the costumes the children recognised a frog and a toad: Mr Jeremy Fisher (from the book by Beatrix Potter of the same name) and Toad of Toad Hall (from Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows). We also recognised two Dorothys (The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum); Cinderella and numerous other princesses or fairies; Little Miss Naughty and Little Miss Busy and assorted other Mr Men/Little Miss characters (Roger Hargreaves). We were also overjoyed to see Nurse Nancy, of Little Golden Book fame. We were introduced to Molly with her Jolly Brolly (Erica Jane Waters) and Zac Power (H I Larry) - in at least 9 different versions.

From the grade six/seven class I was surprised to see a character from Confessions of a Shopaholic, and then Alice Cullen from Twilight. These two girls are probably reading above their grade level, and it gave me encouragement to do a detailed parents' guide to the Twilight series. Hopefully I will post it in stages from next week, when we return from our trip to Albany to celebrate my MIL's 60th birthday this weekend.

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