Monday, April 24, 2017

Bookyboo - Personalised Books for Family & Children

We've read countless books but how amazing is it to be part of a story where you are the main character and hero??! It must be such a magical feeling and Bookboo personalised books helps to bring that magic alive for families and children.

Based in Singapore, they are the first ever book that can be personalised for any family with 1 or 2 children, even twins and single parents. The story takes the kid{s} on a jungle adventure where the kid{s} rescue their own parents from the cruel Evilor. The story is designed to help children enhance their vocabulary and inculcate life values of kindness, love and courage

Last month, hubby and I ordered the Fun Family Bookyboo book for Lil Pumpkin and her cousin, Lil J. When the book arrived earlier in the week, Lil Pumpkin was really excited to read it to Lil J so we went over to my sister's home yesterday to chill and for the kids to play together..

It's really such a sweet sight to see Lil Pumpkin reading to her little cousin (*^▽^*)

Since young, she always loved being the "big jie jie" and taking care of younger kids whether in the family, in school or at the playground.. I've no doubt that if blessed with the opportunity, she would definitely be a wonderful, caring older sister.

And that opportunity came along with Lil J (/^▽^)/

Although both of them are just cousins, we hope that they will both grow up to be close like real sisters and go on many adventures through life together. This book will be a precious reminder of the bond they share with one another and a way for the children to discover the power of a strong family and sibling love!

To order the book, just go to Bookyboo's website and key in some simple details like the kid{s} name{s}, gender{s} and you can even customise the book for twins or those with single parents.

The illustrations, characters and story will differ slightly based on your customisations. For example, if you put in 2 kids' names, there will be 2 kids as heroes in the story. If you put in 1 kid's name, there will be 1 kid and his pet dino who will go on the adventure in the story.

Unfortunately, you are not able to customise the "look" of each character e.g. hairstyle, hair colour, race, outfit etc. and I hope that Bookyboo will have this option available in the future.

There is only 1 storyline too where the heroes go into a jungle to fight the villian. I reckon it would be more fun if there were seasonal stories you can choose from too e.g. going to a winter wonderland during Christmas to fight a snow monster haha and hopefully Bookyboo will look into this too. 

However, can I just say how impressed I am with the website? It is so clean, easy-to-use and loads fast. You can even preview the whole book for free before purchase! Here are some examples with the different customisation options,

Fun Family Bookyboo for twins, 1 boy and 1 girl, with both parents

Fun Family Bookybook for brothers of different ages

Fun Family Bookybook for single child and single parent

And if having your name all over the book and being the hero of the story isn't good enough, you also get a printed personalised message on the first page too! ♥ Hubby and I wrote a special, individualised message for each of the girl's book.

The Fun Family Bookyboo is printed on rich, thick, textured paper. Each page opens up to panoramic full-spread illustrations. Designed for the little ones' easy reading and sharing, each bookyboo is A4 landscape size {297mm x 210mm}.

Fun Family Bookyboo is recommended for kids aged 3-9 years old, and is definitely easy enough for a child like Lil Pumpkin {who is turning 8 next month by the way!} to read by herself. The text is in simple English using fun rhymes.

Delivery time is estimated to be 12 to 15 working days from the order date. You can check the exact shipping days at the time of checkout. For more information or to make your own personalised book, go to Bookyboo website or Facebook page.

P.S. Bookyboo also has another book called My Adventure where it is personalised for the letters of the child's name. I ordered that for a friend's newborn baby but it will arrive later. I'll review that when it comes in a few more weeks' time (≧∇≦*)

Promo: 10% OFF on the second book, and 15% OFF on the third book onwards. These books must all be in one order and have a common shipping address {discount will be automatically calculated in your cart}. Overseas shipping available, and free delivery to addresses in India, Malaysia and Singapore.


Hello, Mrs Tan said...

Nice to see that there is yet another personalised book in the market! We ordered our first books from an American store and it spells out their names as well..

I would probably give this a go for our #3, I think she deserves a customised storybook too for her birthday, hehe.

Claudia said...

Personalised gifts are the best for little ones and this looks like a fun one. Will add in to my list for future reference.

mylilbookworm said...

Would be a nice gift for children below 8, i reckon. May be too childish for kids above 9. I'm sure young kiddos would love receiving cutomised books!

Unknown said...

This looks fun and sounds interesting. And actually it makes a great gift. I will be sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Shub said...

Sounds like a great idea for gifting as well...How nice it is to read your own name as a character in the book.

--andy-- said...

Interesting concept, a personalised story book :)
Eh, a pity can only customised for 2 kids and below :p

cheers, Andy

Michelle said...

We have a couple of these books at home and I have bought quite a few for friends as gifts too. I love them!

Pooja Kawatra said...

I will be reviewing them soon and love the look of these books for my son and daughter with their adventure.

Stacy said...

It's a good idea!

Lil J seems to be sleeping throughout heh.

mail4rosey said...

That is sweet that she reads to her cousin. I like when the books are personalized too. :)

An Apel a Day said...

I just love these photos. What a great role model Little Pumpkin is! The book looks cute too!

Unknown said...

THIS is so fun and...meaningful! Imagine... story books with yourselves in it...and its something to keep for life. Will consider! Thanks for sharing!

Adele said...

Sounds interesting. I'm sure it will be a good sharing and memories in the future.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My favorite gifts from my grandma when I was little were always personalized books like this. I think it's sweet you included Little Pumpkin's cousin into the book so they have something to share and bond over.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I have seen some personalized books and they look wonderful. I should get one as well..