When I first chatted with the representative from yourpicturebook.com, I was intrigued by the idea behind their books. We're all familiar with the books and CDs that put our kids' names into the story or songs, right? Well, this site takes the idea one step forward, by taking a photo of your child and putting it on every page in the story!
So, after I decided that I wanted to review the Noah's Ark book (they also offer a counting book and Moon Dirt Milkshake, a book about friendship) my task was to get a picture of my two-year-old. Honestly, that was the hardest part of the whole process! After chasing him around for 15 minutes, I narrowed my options down to two pictures and emailed both of them off to yourpicturebook.com, along with the spelling of my son's name, and the dedication that I wanted on the first page.
When the package came in the mail, I was so excited- and sad that it arrived when Ethan was napping, I couldn't wait to show it to him! The book was a very nice hardcover book, and there my cutie was on every page, along with his name on the front and the dedication inside the front cover! And the graphic artists really know their stuff, his appearance in the story looked really natural. Can you spot him in the picture? He's right behind the hippopotamus.
(Sorry for the glare on the giraffe's face- weird lighting in my kitchen! )
(Again, sorry for the glare. Look how cute my son looks, waiting for the animals to get on the ark!)
Beyond the cute picture, I really like the way that the Noah's Ark story was told in this book. God and faith are very important in our family, and this book reinforces messages that we're trying to teach our kids.
Ethan loves to look through his book and see all the animals and look for himself on each page. We've only had the book a few days and it's already a household favorite!
You can get your own personalized book at yourpicturebook.com for $34.95. The site also has other great options for gifts with your/your kid's picture, including coloring books, NFL posters (a great gift for the man in your life!), and DVDs.
We will be having a giveaway soon, so one of you will be able to win your own personalized book. Stay tuned to this site for details!
Disclaimer: I was sent this book so that I could write this review from personal experience. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions presented here are mine and mine alone.