We were sent three children’s books from the available range at Signature Gifts. One I will review in the run up to Christmas, because if the boys get a glimpse of “Your Letter to Santa” now, it will be a constant barrage of “is it Christmas soon? Is it tomorrow? How many sleeps now mummy?”. Frankly I am so not ready for that just yet…
The ones my boys could enjoy straight away were “Are you the Most Amazing Animal in the World?” and “(your child’s name) and the Magical Bookcase”.
We were sent sample copies to illustrate what they were like, so they were not personalised for my own children. But the boys could still make the most of the overall experience of the entertaining stories and I could comment on what the personalisation would be like.
Both books are available to buy from Gone Digging for £9.99 and you can add any name to the story. What I like in these books is that the name also appears within the pictures, for example written in the sky or as part of the peacock’s feathers, usually in personalised books the names tend to stay in the text, so you feel your getting a little more with these books.
You can also add a message to the inside of the book, making it a lovely gift for birthdays or Christmas (see I am letting my guard down with that word again!). So I think for a good quality and colourful book, custom-made to your child £9.99 seems a fair price.
Children will love seeing their names featuring so heavily in the books. But they have certainly not compromised on story; eldest found them compelling, particularly learning more about wildlife in that book. It is crammed with informative facts about each of the featured animals. The end of the book even has a page for your child to draw the animal they think is the most amazing. It is good to get them actively involved after enjoying the story.
I thought the Magical Bookcase was very good though because it brings across the message of the importance of books and how they open up the world around you (with the help of your imagination).
Signature Gifts also have a 'Colour Me In' range complete with calendars, books and cards, which your child can colour in and then give to family as gifts, personalised with the name of the creator and the recipient. What a lovely way to treasure lovingly created artwork.
Signature Gifts have kindly offered me a prize where one person will win a personalised book of their choice from the children’s book selection. See below for the list:
· My Name Is… (New)
· Letter to Santa (Released mid-July, brand new)
· Most Amazing Animal
· Have You Seen My Cat?
· The Magical Bookcase
· Princess and the Mysterious Noise
Then kindly fill in the rafflecopter by the 2nd of August.a Rafflecopter giveaway