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Read all about it! Pupils dress up for Book Day fun.

Byline: LORNA HUGHES @lorna_hughes

YOUNG bookworms across Merseyside marked a global celebration of reading.

Primary school pupils - and their teachers - dressed up as their fictional favourites for yesterday's World Book Day.


World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide day devoted to books and reading, and has been marked in more than 100 countries since 1995.

As part of the initiative, children are given a PS1 book token to spend on a special World Book Day book of their choice.

Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Cllr Gary Millar, delighted youngsters at Whitefield Primary School, in Everton, by donning a Shrek mask during a visit to mark World Book Day and launch the school's new radio station.

Popular costumes included Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, Snow White, the Cat from The Cat in the Hat book, and characters from the Wizard of Oz.


CAT'S NICE: Janet Pamela Noble in her school library as the Cat in the Hat; and, right, a picture sent by Suzanne Riley WONDERLAND: Paul Glover sent in this fabulous picture of his daughter dressed as Alice for World Book Day at Ursuline primary school

DRESSED UP: Saskia Bennett, from Aughton, as Snow White; and, right, Ria and Sonny McNeil as Elsa and Bob the Builder

NIGHT-MAYOR: Lord Mayor Gary Millar dressed as Shrek for a school visit

SPOTTED: Zach, from Booker Avenue Juniors; and, right, friends Ria, Jessica, Ruby, Scarlett and Molly at St Paul and Timothy's School, in West Derby

BELLE OF THE PARK: Lulu Byrne, six, reads one of her favourite stories in Belle Vale Park Picture: PETER BYRNE/ PA
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2014
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