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Pretend to Bee – A Dragon! World Book Day Review

This year B and E have been all about dragons.
It started years ago with Mike the Knight, and Sparky.
Ninjago kept their interest in the mystical creatures.
And as their interest in books has grown, so a new favourite has emerged- ‘Dragon Stew’.
Throw in the Eisteddfod at school for St David’s Day, and E’s costume of choice for World Book Day was obvious.

Fortunately for us, Pretend to Bee stepped in to make E’s choice a reality.Dragon Stew & Pretend to BeePretend to Bee is a family run business, which specialise in dressing up clothes. The outfits generally range from age 3 to 7 years, and cover a wide range of price points and options. The ranges are designed to focus on the benefits of pretend play, and not only have the perfect options for fancy dress parties but also for learning through play.
A St David's Day DragonE was over the moon becoming a dragon, he loved the little touches- the sleeves which finish with paws and claws, his tail and prickles, and especially his wings.
I love the quality, the thickness of the material, the ease of getting it on, and the sturdy zip.
Because the great thing about the age range available, as the boys are both on the tall side I opted for the 5-7 age, and whilst it fits E really well, it’s clear there’s lots of growing space.
So, as well as the pretend play which seems to take place in our house at least once a week which will ensure the outfit is put through its paces, I’m planning on this outfit seeing us through a few years, and I’m already so excited about E going to school next St David’s Day as a dragon!
Pretend to Bee a DragonBecause at £23.95 the Red Dragon is at the expensive end of dressing up outfits. It is clear to see why, the metallic materials, the embossed detail, and the general feel of the outfit is clear. So then it’s about whether it’s worth the investment. Honestly, we have enough dressing up outfits to fill a wardrobe, and they’ve been bought at a variety of price points. Firstly I know we’ll get as much wear out of the outfit as is possible, if the children could wear dressing up clothes everywhere, they would. Second, we’ve come to know the outfits which last five minutes and those which have stayed the course, the Red Dragon definitely feels like it will stay the course from a quality perspective, and given the boys love of dragons it will definitely stay in demand.
Pretend to Bee A DragonDisclosure: we received a dressing up outfit from Pretend to Bee for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    March 3, 2016 at 10:10

    Oh, he looks wonderful! I love the dragon costume – perfect for World Book Day.

    You just needed to dress B as a Knight and CM as a Princess and you could have had a grand knight’s rescue, slaying the dragon.
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