Today is World Book Day and it’s primary goal is to spark a love of reading in children. It’s aim, getting parents to read to children and getting children to value a lifelong love of books. I live in the United States and if it wasn’t for the internet I would never even know this day existed. In a world filled with too many holidays, this is one day that is absolutely worth setting aside a separate day for. The web itself is clearly aimed at a Great Britain audience but that should not deter parents around the world from celebrating reading with their children.
Oz: The Great and Powerful releases tomorrow and as I just told DH, I want to see it in Imax 3D and be scared out of my britches by flying monkeys like the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz when I was very young. And yes, I’ll admit it those damn flying monkeys still scare me whenever we catch The Wizard of Oz on television to this day.
And how does Oz: The Great and Powerful tie into World Book Day you are probably asking yourself? Quite simply, the new movie and my love of the old movie inspired DH and I to spend a whopping $0.95 on The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection: All 15 Books … I read The Wizard of Oz as a child but never read the rest of the series. Well, today I will celebrate World Book Day with the Oz, Dorothy, and those scary flying monkeys. Hopefully, parents will take the time today to sit and read a truly great book or story with their children today and that one day will turn into many more days.