Friday, February 7, 2014

Put Me In the Story - Personalized Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
Just over a year ago, Sourcebooks launched the Put Me In the Story website that allows customers to create personalized books that integrate a child’s name throughout the story, and includes a dedication page with their photo and a special note from you. Since then, they’ve partnered with Sesame Workshop, Berenstain Bears, Nancy Tillman, Hello Kitty and more to add even more books to the Put Me In the Story library.

I have a large family and it seems we are always celebrating birthdays. I'm known for giving gifts that are original and can't be bought just anywhere. My great-niece is celebrating her seventh birthday in March and I created the Happy Birthday to You! Personalized Book from Put Me In the Story to give as a gift on her birthday.
The process of personalizing a book was easy. I first typed in which name I wanted the book personalized to, then I was able to dedicate the book. Faythe will know that the book was made special for her by Aunt Terra and Uncle Jason. I was given the option to include a photo, but chose not to.

Available as a hardcover, the book is 34 pages of rhythmical verse honoring a child on their birthday. The illustrations are colorful and Faythe's name shows up several times throughout the book. Because it is a hardback book, it is somewhat stiff at first and the pages don't stay open on their own. However, like most hardback books, it will become less stiff and easier to keep the pages down once the book has been read several times.

I'm excited to present the personalized children's book to Faythe on her birthday. It is something she can treasure for years and reassure her that her great-aunt and uncle will always love her.