A little boy has dressed up as Prince Harry and is holding his incendiary autobiography Spare for World Book Day.
Ellis, three, is the child of makeup artist and hair stylist Melissa Wright and her skills were evident in the look.
Her son has red hair and a dyed red beard and expressive eyebrows.
In his hands he held an enlarged cover of Spare, the young lad even mimicking Harry’s grave expression in his photo.
Ellis Wright, three, dressed as Prince Harry for World Book Day and holding the book Spare
This boy Ollie had shown his outfit on Twitter and was dressed as his hero Mo Salah
Elsewhere, a young girl donned her outfit as Evil Pea from the colorful children’s book Supertato
Surrey Mother Melissa, 36, said: ‘I was a little worried because I think it’s a controversial topic because everyone has a pretty big opinion.
“Basically it’s just fun.
“He’s pretty feisty, he definitely has an opinion, which kind of led me to Harry then,” she revealed to the Mirror.
It was one of many photos posted this morning by parents and carers on social media.
Theo Partasides looked dressed as Paddington Bear today for World Book Day
Another child would be dressed as a poop collector from the book Poop in the zoo
Elise had gone to school as a slave from Chris Metzen’s book, Snow Fight and Warcraft
World Book Day is a registered charity that promotes reading for young children.
The aim is to offer each young person their own book and to develop a reading habit.
A spokesperson for World Book Day said: ‘Reading for pleasure is the biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ education or their income.
‘We want more children, especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to have a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances it offers them.
“Designated by UNESCO as a global celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.”
Comedian and author David Walliams posted this photo on Wednesday to mark World Book Day, before visiting Clifton Primary School in Ealing, London to meet pupils
Many schools brought the event forward a day to Wednesday after teachers voted to continue strikes in parts of the country.
Author David Walliams posted a photo to celebrate the event and also shared a clip from his visit to Clifton Primary School in Ealing, where he spoke to schoolchildren about the best-selling books he has written, including Spaceboy, Billionaire Boy and Gangsta Granny.
Elsewhere, singer Paloma Faith posted an image of her eldest daughter dressed as a lion on Instagram, taking inspiration from Lesley Barnes’ popular children’s book Jill and the Lion.
In South East London, primary school pupils Ebba and James Foale Robinson, aged five and eight, dressed up as Hermione Granger and Harry Potter from JK Rowling’s hit series.
Singer Paloma Faith posted an image of her oldest daughter dressed as a lion to Instagram, inspired by the popular children’s book Jill and the Lion by Lesley Barnes
Zak Sanderson, 10, and Nell Sanderson, seven, dressed as Welsh Rugby Union players Sam Warburton and Gangsta Granny as their London school celebrated World Book Day
Wizard times! Ebba and James Foale Robinson, ages five and eight, dressed as Hermione Granger and Harry Potter from JK Rowling’s hit series
And Zak Sanderson, 10, and Nell Sanderson, seven, who attend St Faith’s Primary School in Winchester, Hampshire, chose to dress up as the main character in books they both love.
While Zak opted to dress up as Welsh Rugby Union player Sam Warburton, whose autobiography he is reading, his little sister opted for a gray wig and specs to play Gangsta Granny from David Walliams’ popular children’s novel.
On social media, dozens of parents shared photos of their children in their literary outfits, while teachers also posted photos of teachers’ rooms filled with characters from popular children’s books.
Thousands of schoolchildren will be at home tomorrow, after the NEU estimated around 200,000 members across England and Wales will strike for three days this week, with the ‘majority of schools’ expected to restrict access to pupils or close them completely.
A fox, a wolf and a spaceboy: Felix, Zoë and Arlo Duff made a storm ahead of their school day in honor of World Book Day
Well it’s Wednesday! Esther Elliott, eight, (left) dressed as Wednesday Addams and her younger sister Penny Wren, seven, posed as Mirabelle Moon on their doorstep this morning
Tens of thousands of teachers in the Midlands and East of England, as well as many more in Scotland, went on strike today in a long-running dispute over pay.
It is the second day of regional strikes by the National Education Union (NEU) after teachers went on strike in the north of England on Monday.
Last week, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan invited education unions to “formal talks on pay, conditions and reforms” on the condition that this week’s strikes be suspended.
Ms Keegan called the union’s decision not to suspend regional strikes “hugely disappointing”.
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the school leaders’ union NAHT, said: ‘While it is difficult to predict the exact impact of strikes on schools this week, there is likely to be significant local disruption.
Vivienne Nouril, four years old, celebrated with her reception class at Strand on the Green school in Chiswick – wearing the same colors as the main character in Bear Moves
But Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, joint secretaries-general of the NEU, have accused the government of ‘burying its head in the sand’ as they claim underfunded wage increases have ‘driven the profession to its limits’.
They said, “We reiterate that we are ready to enter into negotiations at any time. Teachers want to be in the classroom, not the picket line.
‘The education secretary must withdraw her unnecessary preconditions and go around the negotiating table.’
“School leaders will consider what approach to take for affected schools, based on their individual circumstances and risk assessments.”
He added: “It is very disappointing that the government has not been more willing to prevent strikes by questioning something substantive. For all the hours of talks we’ve had so far, they haven’t offered a tangible pay rise, which is what is needed.”
Further national strikes by NEU members in England and Wales are planned for March 15 and 16.