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World Book Day 2017

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Today (or tomorrow depending on where you are), as part of Book Week will see school children across the land sporting the finest pieces of paper engineering their parents stayed up to the small hours ‘mod podging’ and painting, or some last minute emergency Amazon orders, all in the name of World Book Day 2017.

Last year was D.A.D’s entry into the world of costume making with a solid effort in the form of Oliver Jeffer’s Orange and Pink Crayons and Meg the Witch.

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This year after hours of discussion, indecision and making we see an Angelina Ballerina and a Harry Potter head off to school along with Cinderella, who was a homemade Red Riding hood until 10 minutes before leaving the house! Also in development for Friday a costume for Ada Twist, Scientist. A tactical solution given its a P.E day.

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Costume making and drama aside, World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

The primary aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. National Book Tokens and a selection of publishers and booksellers,  in partnership with schools all over the country, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland).

Post your pictures on Twitter using the Hashtag’s #DadsAndDisguises #WorldBookDay #WorldBookDay20 to show your support and have a great World Book Day.

 

Posted by Adam Bowie
2 March 2017

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D.A.D is a blog for Dads;

Dads who have a passion for design.

Dads who champion independent, entreprenurial spirit.

Dads who are continually inspired by their kids.

Dads whose way of working has changed since the arrival of children.

Dads who can’t remember what they used to do with all their spare time.

Dads who are juggling deadlines with bedtimes.

Dads whose coffee consumption has gone through the roof.

And dads who need a bit of reassuring that they’re not alone.

 

Who’s the daddy?

Kyn Taylor

One boy. Leo (6). One girl. Emmi (4)
Designer

Cai Taylor

One girl. Carys (3). One boy. Hayden (2)
Designer

Adam Bowie

Two girls. Miller (4) and Neva (10 months)
Designer

Jamie Ellul

One boy. (6). One girl. (3)
Designer

Mark Ecob

One boy. Joseph (5). One girl. Ella (2)
Book Cover Designer

Scott Lambert

Three girls. Avery and Blythe (5), Belle (7)
Designer. Illustrator. Worder.

Jon Cockley

Three kids. (6, 4 and 1)
Co-Founder of illustration agency Handsome Frank

Matt Baxter


Ryan Dixon


Anna Richardson Taylor


Vinh Nguyen


Xander Veldhuijzen

Two boys. (10 and 7.5). One girl. (5)
Dutch Design and Web Geek

Andrew Smallwood


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