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Monday, 24 February 2020

Celebrating World Book Day With Viking

(Gifted)

World Book Day is just around the corner and there’s plenty of ways to join in. Be it dressing up, having a reread of your favourite book or getting crafty or creative, there’s plenty to do!

With this in mind the team at Viking have kindly gifted me a selection of craft items to get creative this World Book Day! There’s a great selection, including card, ink, an always handy Sharpie, letter stamps, a frame and plenty of other bits.

They asked for me to get crafty and create something using my favourite book and the items they provided for World Book Day and that’s exactly what I did with my copy of Peter Pan and Wendy.



Selection of craft ideas including card, ink, an always handy Sharpie, letter stamps, a frame


I had a look through the Book Art book and on Pinterest for ideas and decided I liked the prints that used the book pages in the background and had a known quote in bold print over them. There are some great ideas in the book but regular readers will know I'm all about easy and simple crafts that anyone can try, so I decided on this over the more complex crafts.

Using my copy of Peter Pan, I made copies of my favourite pages on my printer. I then copied them again on to the cream card to make an A4 page and made a mount using the green card.

Illustrated copy of Peter Pan and Wendy featuring the characters

Copied pages of the book trimmed to size

Pages copied onto an A4 piece of card

Pages surrounded by a green mount

I then sketched out ‘Think Happy Thoughts’ and went over it in Sharpie and used the stamps and ink pads to add the ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’.

Thinks happy thoughts sketched out on the copy of the book page

Think Happy Thoughts gone over in Sharpie

Peter Pan and Wendy being stamped onto the pages

Close up of the Peter Pan and Wendy stamped onto the pages

Once the ink had dried I popped it in the frame. A little crafty tribute to my favourite book on World Book Day.

Framed artwork showing the Think Happy Thoughts in bold with the stamping and surrounded by the mount

Framed artwork next to a copy of Peter Pan and Wendy

To celebrate World Book Day, Viking are giving you the chance to win a selection of craft items similar to those gifted to me. To enter share your favourite children’s book below.

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67 comments:

  1. That's a difficult question as there are so many fantastic characters to choose from. I think Matilda is a fantastic character and so inspiring to always be yourself!

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  2. My favourite children’s book character is Matilda

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  3. I like the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and so do my children. We like all of the Roald Dahl books.

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  4. So many to consider but likely Mog the Cat :)

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  5. My son likes Matilda and Horrid Henry

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  6. i grew up reading enid blyton.my fav was the famous five. but i also loved winnie the poo

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  7. Our granddaughter loves Sleeping Beauty

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  8. My favourite children’s book character is Harry Potter.

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  9. Bronte Stephenson26 February 2020 at 11:42

    The Rainbow Fish :)

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  10. The Mole from The Wind in the Willows

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  11. They have both just started reading Harry Potter which they love

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  12. Wilbur from Charlotte's web

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  13. I love Eeyore, he always makes me smile.

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  14. guffalo is a lot of fun and quite cute looking

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  15. my son loves stickman

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  16. Michelle Ferguson28 February 2020 at 18:42

    Has to be Snape from Harry Potter, he is hilarious

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  17. Jo - the occasional guest star in the Famous Five books.

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  18. There are so many ... one of them has to be Matilda though

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  19. Bilbo from the Hobbit.

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  20. A boy called Timothy out of a book called timothy and friends

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  21. My favourite children's book character is Matilda.

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  22. I always loved George from the Famous Five. She was such a feisty tomboy and I wanted to be her as a child, I especially wished my parents owned an island!

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  23. Willy Wonka. I always used to laugh at his name (OK I was YOUNG lol) but loved his daft clothes and weird confectionery and still love the film and book now.

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  24. I like Matilda but my daughter loves BFG

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  25. Anne, from Anne of green gables

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  26. Zog, that chaps saved many a bedtime

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  27. Thats Easy for me was The Borrowers

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  28. It has to be Anne Shirley. 'That's Ann, with an e!' Otherwise known as Carrots by her beloved Gilbert Blythe.

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  29. Fantastic mr Fox (Commenting as Jacqui Rushton)

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  30. My daughter loves The Dork Diaries series - she's going as one of the characters for book day!

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  31. Bastien from The Neverending Story

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  32. The current favourite(its changes every week!) is the girl from The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

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  33. Moonface from the Faraway Tree and Enchanted Wood series by Enid Blyton

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  34. I must admit to having a soft spot for Noddy. Living with Grandma she bought me some Noddy books from a jumble sale and taught me to read fluently before I started school. He ignited a love of books and reading that has lasted 70 years!

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  35. Hermione in the Harry Potter series

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  36. Very difficult question! I think probably Lucy from The Lion, The witch and The Wardrobe, as I really identified with her.

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