Every preschooler loves a birthday party and your preschooler can now be the star of the party in this Miffy book from Personal Gifts. I have always been somewhat skeptical of personalized books, because I remember the ones of my childhood where Jennifer! would be inserted way too often and in a completely different typeface than the rest of the story. This softcover book is brightly colored and professional. A Party for Kyle was a big hit in my house, both with my three-year-old and his nine-year-old sister. If you click the link, you can see a page by page sample of this cute story.
As an American, the non-American spelling of “coloured,” and “personalised,” and the eating of ice lollies did stand out a bit, but it in no way detracts from this original idea. In addition to the child being the center of the story, with a party in his honor, you can include a dedication to them at the beginning of the book. Mine reads:
To Kyle: I hope I’ll always have at least 5 Minutes for Books for us to share together. Love, Mommy.
The last page of the book signs off, “Bye Bye, Kyle. See you next time!” which will make any child excited to read more.
Currently, I these books can only be ordered from a U.S. or U.K. address, but five of you can win a personalized copy. Since the order won’t go through the website, it can ship anywhere in Europe or North America! It also looks like other languages are available (but since I can’t read the site in other languages, I’m not exactly sure).