My eyes have glazed over. I just googled personalized kids books and spent a couple hours getting acquainted with what's available. Here's what I found...
There are no shortage of licensed characters with whom your child can interact:
Your child can even pal around with superheroes:
In a personalized kids book, your child can
If your child's interests are less commercialized (or if you wish they were!), a personalized kids book can put your child
Your child can celebrate
All in a book. A book can make your child
In a book, a kid can
A personalized kids book can help your child
Personalization usually means printing your child's name (and other details) into select portions of the book. Alternatively it can mean applying stickers with your child's name or inserting your child's picture. Know what you're getting!
When you buy a child one of these personalized books, you'll fill out a form with specific information for inserting in the book. For instance, in addition to the kid's name you might be asked his/her
The better sites will give you an opportunity to read all or part of the book you'll be ordering. Look for how the personalization occurs in the text. Is it awkward or does it flow nicely?
Some of the books allow the giver's name to be printed as well.
Prices seem rather standardized, which is why I recommend finding a site with the largest selection. The one I've found is My Create-A-Book personalized kids books.
I also want to mention another personalization option
Rather than have a book printed up with your child's name in it, consider this...
Print out a pictureless picture book for your child to illustrate. It'll be the most unique book your child will ever own, because it will come alive with your child's one of a kind pictures.
Interested? Read more about my printable, pictureless picture books.
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