Book – week 2017 – It’s here and we are all celebrating! We are so lucky that the Marvellous Children’s Book Council of Australia organise this wonderful week when schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature.
Book Week Parade and Costumes
I remember my daughter’s first book week costumes – Ariel from the Little Mermaid – she was obsessed with the story and a chance to play out her favourite heroine was not only exciting for her but challenging for me as I attempted to sew a costume – but despite that the tears only came when I stood watching the whole school book week parade in the playground. the sight of all the children (and the teachers) dressed up as their favourite character was truly special and all the parents got caught up in the excitement of identifying each character and our own childhood heroes and heroines who transported us to everywhere. So it is with gratitude and a certain element of excitement that I am embracing this wonderful week not only as a parent, teacher and author but as the child in me who still escapes to the 100 acre wood, Narnia, Paddington Station, Never NeverLand, and anywhere and of everywhere that I can read myself to with the help of those books that made me believe in the magic, the impossible and the joy of reading.