Which is why I was chuffed with a recent Book Parade costume effort for my daughter whose class read "A bus called Heaven", by author Bob Graham. This book recently won the 67th annual Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award.
From the suggested list of costume ideas, we went with a bus (called Heaven!):
So I'd been busy patting myself on the back for a what I believed was a stirling effort, when it seemed that bigger is better at these events.
While that red bus in the confines of our lounge room was impressive, on the grand stage that is the school sports courts, this ex-paintbrush box from the local hardware shop was dwarfed.
Have a look at the other glorious home made buses doing the rounds today:
But making just the smallest of efforts is all that's required. By the turn-out there today of family members to watch the parade, the effort didn't end with the costume.