Happy World Book Day

Happy World Book Day!!!!

WBD

Today is World Book Day and we’re celebrating by…hugging every one of our books in turn…and then reading. Even though it’s really the children’s version of World Book Night on April 23rd, we like celebrating books every single day and want to play our part in World Book Day.

We love one idea of theirs in particular for encouraging children to read –

Discover a place through a book

Well, now,this is right up our street as it’s what we love to do all the time. Here  you have it official though from the WBD team –

  1. Read a book or part of a book that is set in another location.
  2. Listen out for words and phrases that the author uses to describe the setting; can you picture what it is like to be there?
  3. Use art materials to represent different settings that you visualised as the text was read.
  4. You could work in 2D or 3D to create a story scene.
  5. Looking at your artwork, can you think of any other language that describes this place?
  6. If you want to work more in depth; you could produce a visitor’s guide or brochure for the location. ie BOOKTRAIL

And just as they say on a popular children’s tv show – Here’s one we made earlier –

The booktrail map for Alexander McCall Smith’s book 44 Scotland Street –

Scotland Street - where it all happens Drummond Place Bertie and his mum are spotted walking along here Dundas Street The home of the Art gallery and Big Lou's Morningside Road - where they go in the search of the Peploe painting only to discover that a certain Ian Rankin has bought it!
Scotland Street – where it all happens
Drummond Place
Bertie and his mum are spotted walking along here
Dundas Street
The home of the Art gallery and Big Lou’s
Morningside Road – where they go in the search of the Peploe painting only to discover that a certain Ian Rankin has bought it!

A few photos from the gallery –

The corner of Scotland Street - 44 would be where the trees are.
The corner of Scotland Street – 44 would be where the trees are.
"Big Lou's" cafe as in the novel
“Big Lou’s” cafe as in the novel

If you have a booktrail you’d like to feature then send it in and we’ll post it here! We would love to see your photos, places within a book and artwork. There may well be a prize or two..  

Get reading and get booktrailing!

World Book Day we love you x

Visit the World Book Day website for tons more ideas and information – http://worldbookday.com/

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