Once Upon A Time there was a little girl who loved books so much she dreamed at night that she could crawl between the covers of her favourite tales and live in the lands full of white rabbits, grinning cats, magic wardrobes and whales who could swallow a man whole.
She wished and wished that she one day she would grow up and spend her days telling stories and weaving her imagination into the ears and minds of all of the people in the land.
And so she did, because stories are the best thing in the world ever and imagination is a greater gift than any other you can buy or sell or steal!
All of the children of the land agreed with her and they came out to rejoice in the glory of the book. Characters as large as life and as wonderful as talking foxes and flying fairies swept through the schools in celebration of WORLD BOOK DAY and mums and dads lined up with cameras ready to capture the magic.
And they all lived happily ever after in a wee white house on the top of the hill.
....But not quite!
Children everywhere can redeem their World Book Day token up to Sunday 27th March 2016. This amazing initiative brings together National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers to to giveaway more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children across the land.
When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of the ten exclusive, new and completely free £1 World Book Day books! Check them out here>>>
Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book or an audio book instead.
Bookshops in Perth that will be very happy to accept your child's tokens include:
Find out more on the World Book Day website here.
This week's gallery has been compiled by the mums and dads, grannies and grandads of Perth. Thank-you to everyone who sent their photograph in and caused us to smile along with these fabulous characters. We salute you! (Especially those of you who forgot it was World Book Day until Wednesday night half-way through your second glass of wine. You, you we High Five!)