Sidmouth celebrates World Book Day 2019
PUBLISHED: 12:28 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:45 07 March 2019
The staff at Sidmouth College in the World Book Day spirit dressed as characters from How To Train Your Dragon. Picture: Charlotte Pollentine
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Popular fictional characters have been brought to life across the Sid Valley today in honour of World Book Day.
Children from as young as 11 months have dressed up as their favourite heroes, heroines and creatures for the annual event, celebrated in schools across the country.
Witches, wizards, Gruffalo and dragons are just some of the many costumes that have been worn today to mark the 22nd annual World Book Day.
The event was started to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and offered the opportunity to pick up a book of their own.
Cordelia, nine, was inspired by the Harry Potter series for her costume. Picture: Andrea Gliddon
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Wesley, five, is the controller from the Polar Express. Picture: Andrea Gliddon Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz are the inspiration for these World Book Day costumes. Picture: Emma Mullenger You're a wizard Zach, the youngster is one of many dressing up as Harry Potter this World Book Day. Picture: Claire Rush 11 month old Scarlett dresses up from That's Not My Witch. Picture: Hannah Wright Toby Hodgson as Zog. Picture: Gemma Hodgson Jasper Nichols as The Gruffalo. Picture: Contributed Freyja here is a fierce dinosaur from tryrannosaurus drip. Picture: Claire Rush Poppy, six, is Dr Suess Cat in the Hat. Picture: Laura Southcott Alfie, nine, as David Walliam's Gangsta Granny. Picture: Laura Southcott Mason, 10, as Diamond Steve and Harry, eight, as boy wizard Harry Potter Picture: Gemma Bailey Isabelle dresses up as a singing mermaid. Picture: Contributed