We took to Facebook to ask the people of Portsmouth to spread some joy by sharing photos of their little ones’ costumes for 2021.
Overwhelmed by entries, we chose 30 of our favourite pictures to share with you in this special World Book Day gallery.
From Superworm, to Norman the Slug, to a genius take on the Gingerbread Man, each image is bound to bring a smile.
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1. 30 of Portsmouth’s best World Book Day 2021 costumes
Three-month-old Tayo as the Very Hungry Caterpillar
2. 30 of Portsmouth’s best World Book Day 2021 costumes
Elizabeth Keenan's daughter as Winnie the Witch
3. 30 of Portsmouth’s best World Book Day 2021 costumes
Victoria Hutchinson's sons as The Highwayman and King Peter Pevensie
4. 30 of Portsmouth’s best World Book Day 2021 costumes
Liana Hiles' daughter as the word antidisestablishmentarianism - the opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England