Another great time to dress up as a book character is during Children's Book Week. Usually celebrated at the beginning of May, it's a great time to to bring books to life in your classroom or at home. I remember one year when a little girl in my class came dressed as the main character in The Bad Case of Stripes. Her mom meticulously painted stripes on her face, neck and arms. She wore striped tights, a pink dress and a bow in her hair. It was awesome! Here are two inspiring photos found on the web of that idea.Winnie the Pooh. Next up was a lion inspired by the book The Happy Lion (she loved exclaiming, "Bonjour Happy Lion" and "Au Revoir Happy Lion") as well as her ability to ROAR on command. On her third Halloween, Emmy was a clown inspired by a recent trip to the circus as well as the book Circus Caps for Sale (she loved the page where the clowns were using the caps in their act). Click HERE to see photos of Emmy on Halloween as well as read our post about one of our favorite Halloween books - Monster Needs a Costume.
Stay tuned for Costumes Inspired by Children's Books - Part Two which will highlight some more character costumes from our favorite children's books!