Aug 5, 2011

Book Week Ideas - Kids Animal Costumes

It's that time of the year again! Book Week! The little ones around your house probably have a heap of ideas for their Book Week Parade costume, but just in case you are looking for a fresh idea, here are a few books that include animals - always a fun fancy dress to add to your child's costume box.

Many of these costumes are made right here in Australia by Kids Safari, and available online at Costume Box which has quick and inexpensive shipping with a tracking service available and a great service guarantee... something you definitely don't get when you shop overseas!

The Rabbits, by John Marsden.
"'A rich and haunting allegory for all ages, all cultures.
'The rabbits came many grandparents ago.
They built houses, made roads, had children.
They cut down trees. A whole continent of rabbits...'
THE RABBITS offers a rich and immensely valuable perspective on the effect of man on his environment. Visually loaded and told with a passion for truth and understanding. THE RABBITS aims to promote cultural awareness and a sense of caring for the natural world." - excerpted from Booktopia


Bertie and the Bear, by Pamela Allen.
"A picture book by an award-winning author/illustrator full of lively, zany characters, wild chases and improbably adventures. Children will love to follow the action and join in with the sounds.
Pamela Allen is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Pamela Allen include Share Said the Rooster, Grandpa and Thomas, Brown Bread and Honey, and Daisy Allsorts." - excerpted from Booktopia


Bear & Chook by the Sea, by Lisa Shanahan. 
"Winner of the Early Childhood Book of the Year in the 2010 CBCA Awards. In a follow up to the delightful Bear and Chook, the two lovable characters continue their adventures in Bear and Chook by the Sea.
Bear still likes adventure and Chook would still much rather have the quiet life! One day they decide to go and visit the sea. Chook is worried that they don't know the way and will get lost, but Bear is confident they will find it just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain! A wonderfully warm read-aloud story about the dreamers in life and those who wish they'd sometimes keep their feet more firmly on the ground." - excerpted from Booktopia


Who Sank the Boat, Pamela Allen.
"Beside the sea, there once lived a cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a tiny little mouse. One warm, sunny morning -- for no particular reason -- they decided to go for a row in the bay. Do you know who sank the boat? 'Funny... just right for the very young.' -- The New Yorker. An American Bookseller Pick of the List Book. Library of Congress Books for Children. Full colour." - excerpted from Booktopia


Cat and Fish, by Joan Grant.
"Cat and Fish discover each other one night and spark a most unlikely friendship. As they teach each other about the worlds of the land and the sea they find they share a common sense of adventure. Through mazes, under hideouts, over cities, and in the ocean, Cat and Fish unravel the magic of companionship." - excerpted from Booktopia


"Some are shy, some are curious and some are grumpy enough to give you a slap as you walk by, but all penguins are amazing." - excerpted from Booktopia

There are heaps of Animal Costumes for Kids and Adults
available online at 


  1. Whether your kids love furry animals or scaly creatures or animals that fly you can have their choices delivered right to your home.