Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Review and Giveaway - Personlised Book My Given Name




I was delighted to be contacted to review the book The Stork and My Given Name by Kevin Tyler. I had seen these personalised books on social media and always thought they looked great.

 I really love personalised books as I think they help a child gain an identity which is exactly what Kevin set out to do with this book. 

The book is a beautiful hardbound book that has a really attractive front cover on it. I think the colouring chosen for it and the illustrations on it and the way the title is placed out on the front really makes it stand out as a good quality, fun exciting book to want to read.

The pages inside the book are all illustrated with such detail and the characters all look great with plenty of expression and happy faces. 


Lily was very pleased with how colourful the book was and really enjoyed looking at the pages. 



When organising the personalisation of the book I got asked for the name I wanted which was of course Lily. If I wanted male or female and also hair colour and skin colour. This was to make up the character in the book that would be Lily. 

Lily doesn't appear until the end of the book, but when she does it is a really cute little baby image and I can imagine that it is lily. 

The story itself is lovely. I really love the fact that it has a stork in it. I love the idea of it being a stork that brings the baby home to the mother. Its such a classic story and you don't see it as much as you used to. 

The story starts with a very personal note with the stork saying hello to your child and introducing itself and then goes on to have a magical adventure to collect the child and bring it home.

Along the way it meets some creatures. The book is really clever and the creatures start with the Letters in the name, for example L for Lion. It also has a word for the Letter so we have Loveable for L. The words that are used are really lovely positive words for children to hear.



These letters play an important part in the story and at the end of the story provide you with a really beautiful personalised ending. 

I really like the book and especially the ending. Lily is a little young to understand the story yet though I will still read it her. But its going to be so nice for her to own this book when she is older. I remember when I was a child that I had a personalised story and it was very special to me and I loved the fact and thought it was amazing that my name was in a book and the book was all about me. 




The book can be bought at www.mygivenname.com for either £19.95 or £23.90.

Now you have the chance to win your child a copy! My Given name is offering one hardbound book worth £23.90 to one lucky winner.
They have also made a video that highlights what's so special about My Given name and you can get yourself extra points if you watch it. Its a short but lovely video and well worth the watch.


Enter Below on the Gleam app. 


Win a Personalised story book worth £23.90

Terms and Condition
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Prize supplied by My Given Name
Uk Only
14 Days to Claim Prize


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90 comments:

  1. I'd get it personalised for our Anneliisa 😍

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  2. I'd personalise it for my daughter Elise

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  3. I would personalise the book for my niece. :)

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  4. For my friends little boy!

    Ashleigh

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  5. I would get the book for my youngest daughter, Sophia

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    1. Emma - did you watch the video about Olivia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VsWNgmC0_s

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  7. i would have this fab book done for my granddaughters first birthday

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  8. I would personalise it for my Special Superstar son <3

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  9. I'd ask for the book to be personalised with the name of my nephew, Mark.This is really special - wish I'd had one when I was younger too!

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  10. I'd personalise the book for my little boy; he'd love it.

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  11. My Little boy Joshua :) he would love it x

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  12. My best friends son Jake, he is 1 in Nov xx

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  13. I'd personalise a book for my nephew!

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  14. I'd love a personalised book for my nephew

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  15. I'd love a personalised book for my nephew

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  16. My daughter

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  17. My daughter tiana thanks for the chance .x

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  18. Who will you personalise a book for? . . . . My grandson Jake

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  19. My 3 year old son who love's his books and I know he would love to share it with his little sister.

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  20. Will be for my daughter Aaliyah. Wonderful prize.

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  21. I would personalise a book for my son :) x

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  22. My little granddaughter.

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  23. This would be for my daughter Isla :-)

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  25. Id do it for my youngest Korey

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  26. I would get it personalised for my son, Zachary

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  27. I would love this for my Grandson Ryker

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  28. I would personalize it for my little boy. It's his birthday soon so it would be his lovely birthday present :).

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  29. These look great, what a lovely idea for a present

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