Gwent youngsters get reading for World Book Day
2:20pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
Buy this photo » WHERE’S WALLY? Rio Humphries, left, aged three, dressed up for World Book Day at Mini Me Day Nursery, Newport
TO celebrate World Book Day today schools, offices and libraries across Gwent are celebrating with a number of special events.
Yesterday saw children at Mini Me Day Nursery in Newport celebrate a day early, as all the children got into the spirit and dressed as their favourite literary characters.
From Batman to Robin, all 34 of the children took part and received a certificate for their efforts.
Little Rio Humphries, three, dressed as Wally from Where’s Wally? while Lucas Evans dressed as Superman.
A giant Peppa Pig visited the nursery and read stories to the children to celebrate World Book Day, which is a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in more than 100 countries.
Deputy manager Lauren Bauth said: “We decided to hold the event a day early as more children could take part. The children had a really lovely day – we have never had a character come in before, and they all absolutely love her.
“We took pictures of the children with Peppa and they will each get a framed photo to remember meeting her.”
Today at Newbridge library two local reception classes will be treated to a story and given the chance to borrow a book, while at Blackwood library adults can complete a quiz about the first lines in famous books.
Children will also have the chance to win a book by completing a Roald Dahl-themed wordsearch.