TINY tots were brought to book after a nursery had a 'novel' idea to celebrate a global celebration of literature.

Snow White and Spiderman were among the colourful costumes on display at Larkfield Children's Centre after the little ones were invited to dress up as characters from their favourite stories to mark World Book Day.

Emma Henderson, who is an early years education and childcare officer at the centre, said it inspired the children to get reading.

She said: "The children in the three to five room have been busy creating their own stories, inventing characters and retelling their own stories to their peer groups.

"This helped to develop their creativity and confidence.

"The children in our two to three room have been developing their imagination skills by using role play to re-enact the story of the three little pigs.

"Meanwhile, the children in the 0-2 room have been singing a variety of songs and rhymes, developing early communication skills."

World Book Day is a global celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.

Emma says the event complements their work on developing early literacy skills.

She said: "All the children have enjoyed taking part in our reading journey.

"It has given them the opportunity to meet new characters and allowed them to expand their understanding of the world around them."