Wonder Woman falls to Spud King
POLITICIAN Janine Freeman got on board Children’s Book Week 2017 last week but her teaser didn’t quite live up to the hype.
The Mirrabooka MLA’S Wonder Woman costume – a T-shirt and head piece – failed to overwhelm but luckily her enthusiasm for Book Week was better than her costume.
“It is great to share my enthusiasm for books with students and highlight to them the joy of the imaginary world that they can ‘escape to’ through the world of books,” Ms Freeman said.
She also made up for the costume faux pas by donating books to St Andrew’s Grammar School.
One person who did not disappoint was nine-year-old East Fremantle “class clown” Joshua Gonzalez who dressed as WA’S ‘Spud King’ Tony Galati.
The Attadale Primary School Year 4 student became a media sensation and had students and teachers in hysterics with his Ari Gonzalez creative costume, which mother said was his idea.
“When there were no Deadpool costumes left in any of the shops he said: ‘Mum, I’m not going as Deadpool. I’m going as Tony Galati’,” she said.
“So his sister, who is 12, got out the eyebrow pencil and just went to town; they
Joshua Gonzalez stole the show with his Spud King outfit.
Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman in her Wonder Woman costume.