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Jan Harris
Assistant Editor
5:26 PM 3rd March 2021
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World Book Day 2021

World Book Day is tomorrow (Thursday 4 March) and is a worldwide celebration, but in many countries children have only a few tattered textbooks.

photo credit Book Aid International
photo credit Book Aid International
Lots of children in the UK, whether they are at school or being home schooled will be taking part in World Book Day, which is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.

There are lots of ideas and online events on the World Book Day website: https://www.worldbookday.com/

Book Aid International are trying to raise money and their Chief Executive, Alison Tweed explained the impact that World Book Day has:

“No parent should have to send their children to school knowing that they will have only an old, tattered textbook and no reading books at all – but that is the reality for millions of parents around the world.

"At Book Aid International, we work to give as many children as possible access to beautiful, brand new books that will help them succeed in education and open new doors. We very much hope you will help us to send more books to people around the world who need them by fundraising this World Book Day.”

Would you believe that it costs just £2 to send a book so every penny raised will make a difference.

If you would like to know more about the work of Book Aid International go to their website: https://bookaid.org/what-we-do/

My own granddaughter will be taking part in World Book Day. I can remember one year she dressed up as the Wide Mouthed Frog and another as the Tiger Who Came To Tea, both stories she loved.

This year because most schooling is done on Zoom her school have asked her to choose a word and as she is into rainbows - guess which word she has chosen!

I can't wait to see a picture of her dressed as a rainbow.