World Book Day becomes World Shut Up And Watch Telly Day

SCHOOL closures have turned World Book Day into World Shut Up And Put Something Else On Netflix I’m Trying To Work Day, parents have confirmed. 

The closure of many of Britain’s schools because of snow means that children could stay at home and enjoy the magic of reading if that was not too much trouble for parents.

Mary Fisher of Stafford said: “In theory I should make them read their books then give them telly as a reward, but in practice I’ve cut out the middleman.

“Oi! Why’s that telly off? Stop playing imagination games, I haven’t got time to tidy up after you.”

Daughter Amelia said: “Mummy says telly is like a book but with just one big, moving page. So this morning I’m reading Loose Women.”