Children across Huntingdonshire dazzle in fancy dress for World Book Day

Rupert, 3, dressed up as Harry with his bucketful of dinosaurs and Percy, 6, as Bonnie Prince Charlie for World Book Day

Rupert, 3, dressed up as Harry with his bucketful of dinosaurs and Percy, 6, dressed as Bonnie Prince Charlie. - Credit: Dawn Burbidge

School children across Huntingdonshire and the whole of the UK celebrated and took part in World Book Day on March 3.

Children wowed and amazed their families and teachers by dressing up as their favourite characters from their most adored books.

Pippa Beith, 5, dressed up and ready to go for World Book Day.

Pippa Beith, 5, dressed up and ready to go for World Book Day. - Credit: Gemma Stimson

From Oompa Loompa's to 'Gangsta' grannies, an array of costumes were showcased to celebrate the event.

This year marks the 25th year there's been a World Book Day, and children of all ages will come together to share the joy of reading for pleasure.

Two children dressed in Willy Wonka theme for World Book Day as an Oompa Loompa and Violet Beauregarde.

Two children dressed in Willy Wonka theme for World Book Day as an Oompa Loompa and Violet Beauregarde. - Credit: Katie Banks

The event encourages young people to discover the pleasure of reading and It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. 

 Jake Runnegar, 7, from Stukeley Meadows Primary School dressed up as a pirate for World Book Day

Jake Runnegar, 7, from Stukeley Meadows Primary School dressed up as a pirate. - Credit: Joanna Runnegar

 Zoey Lawrence from Westfield Junior School dressed up as Gangsta Granny for World Book Day

Zoey Lawrence from Westfield Junior School dressed up as Gangsta Granny. - Credit: Liv Lawrence

A youngster dressed and ready to go for World Book Day.

A youngster dressed and ready to go for World Book Day. - Credit: Sarah Ball

Milly Stimson, 5, dressed up at school for World Book Day.

Milly Stimson, 5, dressed up at school for World Book Day. - Credit: Gemma Stimson

 Lily Thorpe,10, dressed as Dottie Detective for World Book Day.

Lily Thorpe,10, dressed as Dottie Detective for World Book Day. - Credit: Charmain Thorpe

Henry Stone, 9, from Stukeley Meadows primary school dressed up as Dog Man for World Book Day.

Henry Stone, 9, from Stukeley Meadows primary school dressed up as Dog Man. - Credit: Amy Smith

Talia Mace, 10, dressed up as a Gangsta Granny for World Book Day.

Talia Mace, 10, dressed up as a gangsta granny for World Book Day. - Credit: Coreen King

George Dobbs, 9, from Stukeley Meadows primary school dressed as Mr Bean for World Book Day.

George Dobbs, 9, from Stukeley Meadows primary school dressed as Mr Bean. - Credit: Kim Louise Dobbs

Jaiden, 11, from Thongsley Fields primary school had to go to school as a word and went as a nerd for World Book Day.

Jaiden, 11, from Thongsley Fields primary school had to go to school as a word and went as a nerd. - Credit: Tyler Dunkley

Sophia Covill, Manager and Owner of Meadow Lane Children's Nursery in St Ives, pictured with her Deputy Manager Jenny Oldham.

Sophia Covill (left), Manager and Owner of Meadow Lane Children's Nursery is pictured with her Deputy Manager Jenny Oldham, both dressed as Where's Wally. - Credit: Jenny Oldham

AndyCat, loved by all the children at Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery, is showing off some fancy dress for World Book Day.

AndyCat, loved by all the children at Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery, is showing off some fancy dress for World Book Day. - Credit: Jenny Oldham

Maya, 11, dressed as Giyu from Demon Slayer and Daniella, 11, dressed as Nezuko Demon Slayer for World Book Day.

Maya, 11, dressed as Giyu from Demon Slayer and Daniella, 11, dressed as Nezuko Demon Slayer for World Book Day. - Credit: Rita Murphy

Two youngsters dressed up as Harry Potter and Wally, from 'Where's Wally?', for World Book Day.

Two youngsters dressed up as Harry Potter and Wally, from 'Where's Wally?', for World Book Day. - Credit: Karolina Brejnakowska