World book day is a celebration of reading, which is great. As a bonus we also get to have a giggle at children dressed up, usually against their will, as characters from classic stories.
Here's a bunch of the best costumes we've seen. Poor kids.
Genius dad thinking
We don't want to choose favourites but this comes close
It's Violet Beauregard after chewing on the three-course dinner gum!
This boy looks less than impressed to be dressed as an Oompa Loompa
It's pretty clear who does the BFG look best
Nailing the Harry Potter look
That's one patient mum
Looking cool as Neil Gaiman's Coraline
We are dotty about this costume from What the Ladybird Heard
It's a hungry catterpillar!
The resemblance here is uncanny
We are particularly loving that Minion costume
This is just elephantastic
It's not only people that love getting dressed up
Aww it's the least scary Gruffalo we've ever seen
As elegant as Angelina Ballerina herself
The bonus owl just makes this
And we don't know what the hell is going on here