St Albans children dress to impress for World Book Day 2019
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Where’s Wally and Matilda were among the characters St Albans and Harpenden children dressed up as for World Book Day this year.
World Book Day took place on Thursday, March 7, celebrating books and reading as part of the charity’s mission to ensure every child and young person has a book of their own.
Characters from David Walliams books were also popular, with at least two Grandpas from Grandpa’s Great Escape, a Gangster Granny, a Mr Stink and Raj the shopkeeper.
Some children went as more classic characters - with several Alice in Wonderlands and Matildas, a Golden Ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and a Cheshire Cat.
World Book Day has been running for 22 years, and is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world, with the UK and Ireland celebrating the day in March. School children dress up as their favourite characters and are given book tokens.