As long as they are reading, who cares what they wear?

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It’s World Book Day tomorrow and many schools have adopted a policy of getting children to dress as a favourite book character.

Which is fine if your child’s into Harry Potter or Hermione, but it does get trickier if a favourite book character is an angst-ridden teen in a dystopian world who wears normal clothing.

So in an effort to head this off at the pass, I’m advocating that teenagers go in as their favourite book’s cover instead.

One quick photocopy later and your child can be decorated front and back and have a conversational point ready for every moment.

Failing that, Pippi Longstocking stands out from the crowd with those wicked socks. But as long as children read, who really cares what they wear?