March 7th, 2019 is World Book Day
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
from World Book Day About Us page
This is the 22nd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 7th March 2019, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.
But what is it to book lovers and bookworms around the world?
A day to celebrate our favorite stories, our love for books and how we share it with fellows or pass it on new generations.
As a parent, I will embrace the Share a Story call and will read to my kids, like every day but with a festive spirit, and be thankful for the many amazing adventures a book can share.
As illustrator I wanted to celebrate the day, grabbed the chance and doodled a little MAX from “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, a kidlit classic and one of my favorite books to read – I love to roar my terrible roars, and gnash my terrible teeth and roll my terrible eyes and show my terrible claws (.cit from the book)
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”Maurice Sendak