GET ready — colours and theatrics will soon fill the streets.
Yesterday marked the beginning of book week, and district school students are using their creative flair to put together costumes and banners for the upcoming annual parade on Friday.
Primary school students in the Gannawarra shire have been making their own banners to promote art and literature.
The parade will depart from Kerang Primary School at 11.15am and continue along Albert Street .
A full map of the parade route is available in today's edition of the Gannawarra Times.
Kerang Preschool students will be carrying banners and wearing costumes related to Just Jack by Jane Tanner.
Kerang Primary has selected Eric the Postie by Matt Shank for prep students, Small Knight and George by Ronda Armitage for grade one and two students, I'm an Australian Too by Mem Fox (Cohuna Consolidated school are also using this novel) for grade two, three and four students, and The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp for grade five and six students.
Kerang South Primary have also chosen different books for their grades.
Preps are dressing up as the ginger bread man.
Grade one and two students are promoting Little Miss and Mr Men Amazing Adventures by Roger Harfgreaves, and The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.
Grade three and four students are using themes from A is for Australia by Frane Lessac and A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.
Grade five and six students are using Hooray for Diffendoofer Day by Theodor Seuss Geisel.
St Joseph's Primary School will promote Click, Clack Moo — Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin, Bones the See Dog by Lisa Thompson, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, Alison Lester's ABC by Alison Lester, and Polly and Buster by Sally Rippin. All the students at Kerang Christian College are dressing up as characters from I wish I had Duck Feet by Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Staff at Lake Charm Primary School have chosen to use an alternative to mainstream literature by adopting costumes and elements from a book written by one of the school's students who went on a family holiday in Bali.
The name of the novel was My Family Holiday.
Banners are being made at the school this Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Cohuna primary schools are also designing their own costumes.
St Mary's Primary School are using books by Roald Dahl such as Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The BFG.
Cohuna Consolidated School preps are borrowing costumes from Boy by Phil Cummins.
Grade one and two students are using Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and novels by Aaron Blabey.
Grade three and four students are using The Famous Five novels by Enid Blyton.
Grade five and six students are using Bad Dad by David Walliams and Sun on the Stubble by Colin Thiele.