Won­der Woman falls to Spud King

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

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.

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