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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1695 on: Today at 01:13:59 AM »
When did World Book Day start being more about dressing up than about actual books? ??? ::)
On the one hand, good point!
On the other hand, I remember dressing up as my favourite character from my favourite book (Kristy from the Babysitters Club, for the record) about thirty years ago...
I think it's mostly about encouraging enthusiasm for books, and costumes are a great way to display enthusiasm in a way that really starts conversations and thus spreads it around. (Especially in kids.)

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1696 on: Today at 02:45:20 AM »
When did World Book Day start being more about dressing up than about actual books? ??? ::)

Because you can show off how brilliantly you dressed up your kid and you can't show off what you're reading.

Not sure what degree I'm tongue in cheek there and what degree I'm deadly serious.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1697 on: Today at 03:42:36 AM »
Wow I really thought it was a recent thing! The first time I heard about WBD was after moving to the UK, after several years here actually

And ok, I get your point too... I suppose the children who read anyway are happy to play around, and those who don't might start just to participate
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