World Book Day 2019: 14 of the best costume creations from across the Portsmouth area

WIZARDS, unicorns and superheroes have taken over schools across our area.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 1:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 2:15 pm
World Book Day

World Book Day fever has hit Portsmouth and the Solent, with children dressing up as their favourite characters as part of the annual event which promotes reading. As well as getting to dress up for school, kids will also receive a book voucher. Here are some of the amazing costumes: 

8-year-old Coral Duncan went dressed as Awful Auntie from the book of the same name by David Walliams to Newtown primary school Gosport
These were some of costumes at Clanfield Primary School. Including from left to right - Jessica Emily Venn, 9, as Annie, Stephanie Groves, 9, as superwoman, Henry Lamb, 5, as Spiderman and Isabella Lamb in red theme

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For World Book Day, 6-year-old Oliver Blake from Cosham cast a spell on his uniform and went as Harry Potter
Bertie Venn, 3, and Martha Howell, 4, as George Pig and The Very Hungry Caterpillar respectively at Clanfield Primary School
Evie-Louise Skittlethorpe, 7, from Gosport has gone as a unicorn for World Book Day
Eddie Morton, 1, from Swanmore, dressed as Peter Pan
Sofia O dressed as a sloth from Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth, for World Book Day at College Park Infant school
Presley Wyatt, 11, was asked to school wearing pjs and bring a teddy by Morelands Primary school, Crookhorn, so he brought his giant teddy!
6-year-old Ellen from Waterlooville went as Ellen the Explorer Fairy for World Book Day
A Creeper from Minecraft made an appearance on World Book Day in Portsmouth
While 8-year-old May from Waterlooville went as Dot the Dalmatian for World Book Day
Eadie Strange went as Gansta Granny, from the David Walliams' book by the same name, to Crofton Ann Dale junior school for World Book Day
4-year-old Jesserae Danie went to school as one of The Incredibles for World Book Day
James Bucklar seems to be very happy about going as Peter Rabbit for World Book Day