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A celebration of reading and the huge phenomenon of dressing-up as your favourite character on World Book Day.

What will you wear on World Book Day?
Anna can't decide what to dress up as, but her dad knows just what to do to help . . . He takes Anna to a bookshop where a friendly bookseller helps her to pick out the perfect book for her. Now she knows exactly what to dress up as!

But when she goes to school in her monster costume, no one knows what character Anna is supposed to be and she wishes she could share her favourite book with her classmates.

Can Anna find someone to share her favourite story with and discover just how much magic is hiding inside a book?

This magical rhyming picture book is the perfect story for sharing around World Book Day celebrations or for sharing the joy of reading all year round. Perfect for children aged 3 years and up, this is a fantastic celebration of stories, teachers, librarians and libraries, booksellers and the magic of discovering your favourite book and sharing it with others.

Adam Guillain is a children's writer, musician and a co-founder of Storytelling Schools. Charlotte Guillain taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Since meeting in Zanzibar while working with Voluntary Services Overseas, they have written several picture books together including Supermarket Gremlins, School for Dads and the George's Amazing Adventures series. In celebration of books and reading for everyone, the authors happily donate 10% of their royalties for World Book Day Monster to World Book Day charity.

Ada Grey studied illustration and later took a role in design. Moving back into illustration, Ada set about designing her own unique picture book style, characterised by an energetic palate, adorable, lively characters and a delicate use of texture. Her books include Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby, School for Dads, Poo in the Zoo andHippobottymus. She has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, Egmont and Macmillan. Ada lives by the sea in Brighton with her daughter and ginger tom, Tiger.

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10th March '19
I read it to LydiaLou aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A reassuring book about dressing up for world book day ... especially is noone knows who your character is! Good for young children who are having their first world book day at school.
20th March '19
I read it to Millie5612 aged 6 aged 6 , to Fatima2312 aged 2 aged 2 & to Mikaeel2016 aged 7 months aged 0
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5 stars
My daughters loved this book they both on seperate ocassions took it to their Nursery & School as they had Bring a Book Day to read with their classmates and it was really fun as children were able to enjoy the themes and the pictures and choice of colours were great.
16th April '19
I read it to dentico aged 6 aged 6 , to linc aged 5 aged 5 & to Oaks aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We read this book before WBD and the boys loved that the story was related to what they was doing at school. The story is about a girl who doesn't know what to wear for WBD and gets help from her dad to come up with her costume. When she goes to school her friends don't know who she is and Anna gets upset when her friends ask her 'Who are you'? I won't spoil the ending for anyone. The book encourages the love of reading and the pictures really bring the story alive. 
20th March '19
I read it to Victoria Park aged 10 to 11
The World Book Day Monster 9781405291859
5 stars
I shared this book with Year 2 and Year 3 children as part of our WBD celebrations. The children loved the story and it was perfect to share on a day where children were dressed up. It reminded both myself and the children of the true meaning of WBD and it was beautiful to share.

Such a lovely book to share the message of a love of reading and choosing whatever you like as your favourite, regardless of other's opinions.
12th March '19
I read it to Momo aged 5 aged 5 & to Amaaaan aged 3 aged 3
The World Book Day Monster 9781405291859
5 stars
Inital thoughts about this book was that it had colourful front cover and was a nice size book so I was able to read it to both children and they were able to see the illustrations. The story itself was about dressing up as a world book day character and that it was okay to be different. I think the book was a bit too long for Aman but Dawoud liked it and the rhyming made the book easier to read multiple times. I liked this book and will be looking out for more books from this author and illustrator.
17th March '19
I read it to Robinpoppy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I adore the idea of a story about world book day, and this did not dissapoint. My daughter has shown everyone she knows and the story is simple yet compelling. We'll definitely be reading it year on year. 
24th March '19
I read it to Sally5 aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
Sally really liked this book. It has lots of pictures and characters who are all dressed up. It is a nice book for world book day and worth a read on that particular day. 
20th May '19
I read it to mynameselise aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Elise really loved the illustrations in the book and seeing the characters dressed up. It opened up a great discussion about dressing up, and we were able to talk about wearing costumes from our favourite books.
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About Adam Guillain

Adam Guillain lives near Oxford with his wife, Charlotte, their two children. Adam and his wife have written several picture books together as well as young fiction. They like to be as silly as possible! ...

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About Charlotte Guillain

Adam Guillain lives near Oxford with his wife, Charlotte, their two children. Adam and his wife have written several picture books together as well as young fiction. They like to be as silly as possible! Kelly Gaffney is a former early childhood teacher who has written for Engage Literacy since 2010. When not writing for Engage Literacy, Kelly works as an in...

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About Ada Grey

Adam Guillain is a performance storyteller and was the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Writer in Residence. Charlotte Guillain taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. They have written several book...

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