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World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019 – 7th March 2019     

World Book Day took place on March 7th. As in previous years, we held a ‘dress-up’ day to celebrate the event whereby children were encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. We were absolutely blown away by the standard of the costumes on the day, both by children and staff, from the Montessori right up to Rang a Sé.

A fantastic day which was filled with chat, discussion and reading was had by all. Older classes were teamed up to read with the younger classes and a quote hunt was organised. A huge congratulations to all the children who dressed-up and a massive thank you to all the parents for all your hard work behind the scenes. Believe us, your support doesn’t go unnoticed. Every child was given a book token that can be redeemed for a free ‘world book day’ book or to get 1.50euro off any book. Make sure to use this as an opportunity to encourage and foster a love for reading within your home. Check out the world book day website for further information on www.worldbookday.com.

Did you spot all the quotes around the school? There were 40 quotes hidden. Were you able to identify which popular children’s book the quotes came from? Who was the author of the book? A full list of quotes along with their correct book title and authors have been posted below. How many did you guess correctly?

Find below a full list of the 40 quotes along with the correct book title and authors name that were hung up around the school building and grounds.

  1. “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  1. “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carrol

  1. “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

  1. “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol

  1. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly. You cease forever to be able to do.”

Peter Pan – JM Barrie

  1. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it’s not real?”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling

  1. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

Charlotte’s Web – EB White

  1. “We can all dance if we can find the music that we love.”

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae

  1. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

  1. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps… means a little bit more!”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss

  1. “And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

  1. “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling

  1. “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked chin and stick out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The Twits – Roald Dahl

  1. “The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.”

The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

  1. “It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.”

Snow White – Brothers Grimm

  1. “There’s no place like home.”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum

  1. “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you know, the more places you’ll go.”

I can Read with my Eyes Shut – Dr. Seuss

  1. “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl

  1. “Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”

The BFG – Roald Dahl

  1. “It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.”

Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl

  1. “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray. Go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall…”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  1. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.”

Matilda – Roald Dahl

  1. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”

The Witches – Roald Dahl

  1. “Then they would roll these handfuls of cloud in their fingers until they turned into what looked like large white marbles. Then they would toss the marbles to one side and quickly grab more bits of cloud and start over again.”

James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

  1. “I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m going to ignore your advice.”

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl

  1. “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colours in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” 

How to Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  1. “What exactly was the difference, he wondered to himself. And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas and which people wore the uniforms?”

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

  1. “Any problem can be solved between people if only they can trust each other.”

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “I love you right up to the moon and back.” 

Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney

  1. “Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling

  1. “I can hate you more, but I’ll never love you less.” 

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow.” 

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “She was looking out of the window.” 

The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and he was a beautiful butterfly.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

  1. “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and the jobs a game.”

Mary Poppins – PL Travers

  1. “He has terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.”

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

  1. “We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through it.”

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

  1. “Elmer was different. Elmer was patchwork. Elmer was yellow and orange and red and pink and purple and blue and green and black and white. Elmer was notelephant colour.”

Elmer – David McKee

  1. “Tangerines” said Akeyo. “My favourite fruit.”

Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne

World Book Day Photos…

Many thanks to Ms. Moriarty for taking class photos on the day. Check them out below.