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Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes

*sobs forever*

FOR WORLD BOOK Day, children across Britain and Ireland were encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite literary characters.

Here are 14 of the most adorable kids. You’re welcome.

The tiniest Cat in the Hat

And an even tinier Gruffalo

This amazing Katniss Everdeen

Here’s your wee Goldilocks

And here’s Charlotte’s Web and Sherlock Holmes

Dwarves and hobbitses getting along

James Bond and Mary Poppins being the best of pals

A very tiny BFG

A Cindy Lou Who

Mr Twit (complete with beard debris)

Michael Owen’s little boy having a laugh

The Artful Dodger and Nanny McPhee

A brilliant borrower

And then there’s this pair

An important life lesson was learned here: Never leave your costume up to dad.

Happy World Book Day, folks!

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