It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a Prune Hill Elementary School student dressed in a cape and mask dashing into the book fair on Monday.
Students took full advantage of what school Librarian Meghan Johnson describes as an “over the top,” idea to combine Superhero Dress Up Day with the school’s annual Scholastic book fair. To top it off, this is also the week that grandparents are invited to eat breakfast with students.
The book fair, which began on Friday, offers opportunities for Prune Hill students and families to arrive at school early or stay late, peruse the hundreds of books on display, and buy a few of their favorites to take home. Many children purchase books with money they have saved themselves.
“The benefit is it gets books in kids’ hands,” Johnson said. “I have a really cute picture of one little boy who came in with his piggy bank.”
Seven-year-old Sean Emberlin and his Grandpa Bill Emberlin were intently scanning the selections to find the perfect book.