Recently Tellmystorybook.com (as featured on Dragons Den) kindly sent Noah one of their unique Tell My Story Books. If you’ve previously read my blog, then you’ll know Noah loves books and being read to. And what better way to make his love for literacy grow than to hand him a book where he’s the star role!?
Tell My Story Book are an Irish brand. All their books are printed and bound in Ireland. Each book is approx 30 x 20cm. As a company their aim is to be “the world’s no1 personalised children’s book publisher.”
“We believe that children should be encouraged to read from a young age. Our books instantly grab the child’s attention and maintains it throughout. We advocate that adults reading books to children from a young age gives the child the invaluable gift of a love of reading. We also strongly believe that traditional hardback books should still have a place in our lives, and on our bookshelves.”
This is the first personalised book in this respect Noah has had. Noah’s had books with his name printed in before, but NOT with his face too. All I had to do was upload a (front facing) photo of Noah. Then the designers done their digital editing magic. Being a designer myself, I was impressed with how well the editing and Photoshop-ing was done. And I’m hard to impress with things like this, trust me. I was impressed with the overall quality.
The story Noah received was, ‘My Magic Elf’. The wording is really catchy so the story-line grabbed Noah’s attention just as much as the imagery. By the end of the story Noah was finishing off the lines himself. Noah’s face beamed and giggled turning every page, and as a parent it was a joy to watch.
The first book page can be personalised with an inscription. Inscription’s are always a lovely sentiment when giving a book to a child. There is an extra €1.95 charge to do this, but well worth it in my opinion.
I cannot recommend these books enough. If not for your own kids, then as gifts for others. The website states the books are suitable for 6M plus. The RRP is €18.95, and the usual turnaround time is 5 days. Although if necessary you can pay extra for priority shipping to lower that time-frame to get it on time for a certain occasion.
Remember: The better quality photo of your child you upload, the better the result. You can read their Photo Guidelines here, before you press the upload button!
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