Seven year old John-Teddy Foster has dressed up as the most sought-after ticket in history - the Golden Ticket to enter the one and only Willy Wonka's factory.

In Pictures: Worksop Guardian readers share their little ones in full costume for World Book Day 2022

Photos of school children from across Bassetlaw are coming in fast as World Book Day takes full swing.

Friday, 4th March 2022, 9:42 am

World Book Day has taken over social media today (March 3) as many of our favourite book characters walk into school.

This year we have seen fairytale classics from the Gingerbread Man, Little Red Riding Hood and the full range of princesses.

There are also many well-loved author’s creations, from Roald Dahl’s Matila to The Twits; David Walliams’ Gangster Granny, Beatrix Potter’s wonderful stories of Peter Rabbit, and let us not forget Julia Donaldson’s Stickman, Gruffalo, and many more tales.

This year marks World Book Day’s 25th anniversary in the UK and Ireland, and celebrates the importance of reading for pleasure for children.

The organisation says that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life - more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.

Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success.

We have chosen a random selection out of over 100 submissions as Bassetlaw celebrates another year of World Book Day.

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