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.
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.
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