How your child can be a World Book Day star
I have loved sending the girls to nursery on World Book Day for the last few years. They have really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and going in to nursery with books to share with their friends. This year, things are different. Thursday is my day off, so not only will I be missing out on dressing up to go into work, Emily won’t be at nursery, and Freyja’s school have asked children to go in wearing pyjamas to celebrate bedtime stories.
Of course, there is nothing stopping Emily and I from dressing up and showing off our favourite characters at the local library, at the supermarket or on the school run, but instead I have decided to make Emily the star of her own book for World Book Day. I have used It’s Your Story before for a personalised book and bottle for Freyja and have been really impressed with their service. Both of these products were delivered quickly, and after Freyja broke the top of her bottle (after several months of daily use for school), not only did they replace the top free of charge, but they also sent extra ones.
It’s Your Story have a huge choice of personalised books. As Emily loves farm animals I chose the “Farm Adventure” book for her. As with all their personalised products, once you have made your choice, you upload a photo of your child to be used within the book. In addition to this, there were a few other details to add to really personalise it to your child. I chose one of my favourite recent photos of Emily where she is just really happy, and it epitomises her personality:
Within a week, Emily’s book arrived:
Emily stars on each of the pages, as she goes on a special birthday visit to a farm, where she meets the farmer and all the animals.
Emily absolutely loved seeing herself not only on the cover of her book, but throughout the inside. And once again, there was that look of elation on her face, and this time it was mixed with surprise:
The book has already become a firm favourite with Emily, and she insists on reading it through at least twice per sitting. She loves identifying the different animals and telling me what noises they each make.
So this year, we may not be dressing up for World Book Day, but I feel confident that we will celebrating the very spirit of the day and fostering our love for books and reading. Dressing up as a character from a book, or even starring in your own book might be the thing that ignites the spark for reading inside your child, but whatever does, enjoy some books together this World Book Day!
Disclaimer: We were sent the personalised story book for review purposes, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are our own