World Book Day has arrived and it’s exciting that we are able to join in on the celebrations for its 18th year of bringing people and books closer together. This global event is recognised in over 100 countries across the world and helps us appreciate the wonderful books, illustrators and authors that have inspired families to get reading and talking about these timeless classics.
The aim of the event has always been to encourage children to explore the joys a book will bring, and what better opportunity to get you talking about our favourite top 10 children’s classics.
Whether you’re into sci-fi, animals, adventure, humour or fantasy, it’s needless to say that reading books is one of the most entertaining hobbies around. Yet as we develop and adapt to the technologies around us, we wanted to see how the books compare to their film counterparts.
We have spoken to parents as well as book and film experts to find out if they prefer film or book. Which do you prefer? Join us in our World Book Day hashtag #WBDbattle.
Click here to see the full infographic with five more experts reviewing Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Jungle Book and Bambi.
Many thanks to our wonderful experts who helped us with this project:
- Ann Lazim, Literature and Library Development Manager for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, co-ordinator of the 2015 Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival
- Janis Curry who is the founder of Really Kid Friendly and her wonderful family
- Let’s Go With The Children, advice on fun family days out
- Sian Elvin, journalist and editor
- Film expert, Emily Murray
- “Yorkshire Dad”, Karl Young
- Bryn Young Roberts, film expert at Deep Focus Film Studies