WALLACE AND GROMIT ARE THE PERFECT LEAD IN TO THIS...
Okay Halloween is coming and so is my personal annual hell... the Book Fair. Every year at this time I host a big name company Book Fair. We are so small that our book fair comes in boxes. The real book fairs come in rolling book cases. I used to have that kind before I lost my high school.
I shudder to think about it. I only have a couple of weeks left before it falls on my head. My boss cranked up the pressure asking me to run the Book Carnival as well... which the PTO used to do. (It only has a few members right now and they all work.) Okay slow it down... explain.
A Book Fair is a way for the library to make money for books. Yes, I sell them to children, parents, grandparents... anyone. I make a profit that I get to spend on books for my library. It is especially important this year because my budget took such a terrible hit. But with fewer students, fewer dollars are expected.
We used to have a Halloween Carnival. But being politically correct, we gave that up and created a Book Carnival. That way the kids who are not allowed to celebrate Halloween can dress up and have fun too... good wholesome fun. They dress up... which works out for the trick or treat group who get to wear their costumes to school. Cool beans. They play games, win tickets which can be used to buy books! They don't rot your teeth. They last as long as you take care of them. They can be used over and over again and passed on to others. What a deal! You can also use your tickets to have people put "in jail". That get a lot of takers... and a lot of staff members. It is all good fun. The kids have a blast.
One year, the ex librarian and I had a brain fart... I mean a brain storm. We decided that we could incorporate the big name book company Book Fair with the Book Carnival. Only one week of torture per year, instead of say a week and a half of it. But back then, there were two of us and the PTO did the other half. Yikes. No more.
The catch here is that when you go to a Book Carnival, you go as a book character. What else?
So I am trying to decide what character I will be. I'm thinking maybe Daisy Head Mayzie. Seems simple enough to put a fake flower growing out of the top of my head. I can even wear my regular clothes.
What book character would you pick to be. Mine is a child oriented one, but go ahead... indulge and pick one for any type of book.