Don’t Judge a Kid by their Costume

Mark Parenting, Popular 27 Comments

A lot has been written about World Book Day, and rightly so.

A celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. Shared in over one hundred countries. A beautifully uncomplicated premise in an otherwise complicated world.

And yet, like any parade, some people can’t wait to piss on it. The main target of their ire? Dressing up.

Across social media they bemoaned the influence of Disney, bewailed the rise of the Superhero and mourned the death of their own literary heroes.… read the full post.

World Book Day

Mark Parenting 8 Comments

Ah, World Book Day …

A day where children find out their favourite book isn’t what they thought it was.

When it’s fair to ask the question,

“What came first, the book or the costume?”

When doing the school run as ‘Nuddy Ned’ is less appropriate than even I expected.

Where literature’s greatest characters include the Power Rangers.

Where my Google search history is littered with the words ‘easy’, ‘no-sew’, and ‘HELP!’

… and I get distracted by pictures of women in latex catsuits because I forgot to include the word ‘kids’ in my search.… read the full post.

World Book Day

Mark Parenting 2 Comments

To celebrate World Book Day we’ve been recycling old books to create new stories.

In our defence of it not being outright sacrilege, they were the type of dull books you get free with a jigsaw. No worthy books were harmed in the making of our new story, I promise.

We got together all our stickers, magazines, and unwanted books and began making up our own story.… read the full post.