Whilst Miss 7 enjoys reading, and can sometimes be seen choosing the company of a good book rather than her iPad and those dreaded mine craft games, she doesn’t always read the typical books you’d expect. Whilst her friends are all still enamoured by Harry Potter, and Billie B Brown, Pony Pals and even Captain Underpants, she’s reading Geronimo Stilton. And true to form, this year’s Book Parade costume decision didn’t come from the list of our favourite book parade costumes either, nor from what her friends have decided upon. You can also assume correctly that a gentle suggestion from me, purely in the selfish attempt to ensure she choose a costume easy enough for me to put together, was not well received either.
For Book Week 2014, the Book Parade sees Miss 7 dressing up as one of the characters from Geronimo Stilton. But, just incase you thought you had it all figured out, it’s not Geronimo Stilton himself. Instead it’s the lesser known character of Pinky Pick.
So I set about familiarising myself with the book and it’s characters.
As it turns out, Geronimo Stilton has a great interactive website that’s perfect for kids in the 7-10 age bracket. So too does the scholastic website. There’s free colouring pages, interactive games, an e-book, a review of all the books in the various series and even an app available for download in the iTunes store. There are many books in the series, and each book is a fast-paced adventure with vibrant and interesting art in a format that young readers love.
BOOK WEEK 2014: BOOK PARADE COSTUME
To pull together Miss 7’s Book Parade Costume for Book Week 2014, I’ve consulted eBay, Pinterest, and many craft shops in order to find the necessary tools and inspiration. As she’s chosen Pinky Pick, from the book Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo, part of the Geronimo Stilton series; there will be craft involved to make the mouse mask and tail. Instructions and how-to will uploaded to the blog tomorrow to share in preparation for the Book Parade.
Has your child read any on the Geronimo Stilton series? Do you know what you’re doing for Book Parade?
“Elisabetta Dami is the author of the Geronimo Stilton series, a bestselling children’s book. She writes under a pseudonym of Geronimo Stilton. She is also a co-owner of Italian based publishing company Edizioni Piemme. Her books have been translated into English by Scholastic Inc.” GoodReads