Friday, 13 May 2016

My Given Name Personalised Children's Book - Review & Giveaway

Regular readers will know that I adore reading and that I really hope to pass on my love of books to my own children. I also love anything that is personalised as I think personalised items are that little bit more special and thoughtful and are something that can be treasured forever. So when I heard about My Given Name Books and was given the chance to review a one I was really excited for it to arrive. 



My Given Name is a personalised book with a difference that is full of positive messages to help introduce positive thinking into little ones lives. Not only does it mention your child's name like most personalised books do but you can also create a character who resembles your child too, making it that bit more special. I decided that I would create the book for my almost three year old Sophia as she adores books just like her mummy. So I created a little girl with brown hair and blue eyes and typed in her name, that was all I had to do to create this magical story as the clever team at My Given Name do the rest of the work. 


My Given Name is different to most other story books as each book is individual to each child. The story starts with a stork called Bindee, who's job is to deliver a baby home to its family - the baby being the child who the book is for. On Bindees way to collect the baby he encounters lots of animals, each animal that the stork encounters will have a letter made up from the child's name and they will also pass on a positive message, which will help reveal the child's given name and the special meaning behind it. 


My daughter is called Sophia so the animals that we came across in the story were a Seal, Owl, Porcupine, Hippopotamus, Indian Tiger and an Aardvark.


Every single page of this book is beautifully illustrated and the story and positive messages throughout make this such a wonderful read. It is hard backed and will look lovely on a bookshelf and would make the most gorgeous new baby, christening or birthday gift as it is so unique and will be treasured forever. 



I really do love this book so much so that I am planning on buying my son a one for his birthday in a few months. I really like that his story will be completely different to his sisters, as obviously his name is different so he will meet different animals and receive different messages than in this book. 

You can order your own hard backed version of this book from the My Given Name website www.mygivenname.com priced at £23.90 (£19.95 for soft bound) and is normally delivered in under a week with free UK delivery. I honestly think it is worth every penny for such a wonderful keepsake.

I just love this video by My Given Name too as it really shows how special the book is and is well worth a watch.



The super lovely creator of My Given Name has also offered a one of my lucky readers the chance to win their very own personlied My Given Name Book, for a special child in your life. All you need to do to enter is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. T&C's apply - please see below. 


Disclosue I was provided with a copy of this book for the purpose of this review, however all views are my own. 

T&C's 
Open to UK entrants aged 18 + only. One winner will win one My Given Name Book, no cash or prize alternative. Winner will be selected at random from all correct entries recieved by the closing date. Entrants details will be verified so no cheating. Winner will be notified via the email address provided within one week of the giveaway ending, winner will have 28 days to claim their prize before another winner will be selected. Prize will come direct from My Given Name. 

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41 comments:

  1. I would give this book to my daughter Sophia

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  2. I'd give the book to my daughter :)

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  3. it would be for my daughter Trinity as it is really hard to find things with her name on as it is an unusual name so a personalised book like this is perfect!

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  4. I would give the book to my niece, I have never given her a personalised book before.

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  5. Well this is just lovely! I love books too and reading to Freyja at bedtime is my favourite part of the day xxx

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  6. I love a good personalised books and the illustrations in this one look ever so sweet. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  7. This looks lovely! I would give it to my 3yo niece.

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  8. I would give it to Summer, my niece.

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  9. Would love to win for my little girl Lily.

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  10. I love the idea of being able to create your own character, that makes the book really personal!

    #readwithme

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  11. Oh what a lovely sounding book. I love the idea of making it personal with your own character. Thanks for sharing. Angela from Daysinbed

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  12. I would give this to my little sister

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  13. Do you think they would make one that says 'BookBairn'!!? #readwithme

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  14. My little boy would love this

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  15. I'd give the book to my grandson.

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  16. I would give it to my son :)

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  17. I'd gift it my 3 year old niece Pippa.

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  18. My newphew for his first Birthday

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  19. I'd love to give this to my best friends little boy as he really loves stories at the moment

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  20. I love the idea! I'd give this book to my daughter :) x

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  21. Pam Francis Gregory26 May 2016 at 12:06

    I'd give the book to my niece

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  22. I'd give this book to my daughter Amber

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  23. My little one would love this :)

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  24. For grandson and grandma would be reading it to him

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  25. I would like to give the book to my niece.

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  26. I would love this for my granddaughter Olivia x

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  27. id give it to my daughter mali

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  28. I will give it to my nephew xx

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  29. I would give this to my nephew

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