Tuesday, June 7, 2011

first time books :: personalized children's book

Last month my son, Eli, turned one and we're beginning to explore new territory around here. After months of zero interest, my husband and I are finally able to sit down and read to our son, which is great since reading is so important for a child's development. And not only is Eli enjoying books, but he's also beginning to associate himself with his name. He can easily understand the difference between "mama's nose" and "Eli's nose" and when looking at photographs, Eli is well aware that he's starring at himself. So, when I was given the opportunity to review a personalized children's book from First Time Books, I was really excited. This was the perfect chance to combine these two accomplishments.

First Time Books allows you to create a book specifically about your child. The process is really simple. Once directed to their website, I was able to enter personalized information such as my child's name, gender, ethnicity and hair color. Within seconds, the preview was right on my computer screen and showed exactly what my book and the cartoon version of my child would look like. I decided to go with the ABC book since I think this is excellent for Eli's age, but you can choose from other great stories such as a birthday book, christmas book and even a potty book! You also have the option of ordering hard cover, soft cover or even just a PDF if you're willing to print the pages yourself.

The quality of these books is excellent. We received a hard cover version and I loved how big it was (each page is 8.5 x 11 inches) and how vibrant the colors were. Eli just loves this book too and I think he has taken such a liking to it since it's about himself. This adds such a fun dimension to any story and is a great way to keep your children interested!

Personalized Children's Book :: $5.00 - $40.00, depending on story and book cover

A Simple Deal:
First Time Books would like to offer our readers a free PDF of their ABC book. Just use promo code FREEPDF at checkout. Afterwards, you will receive a promo code for 50% off any First Time Book purchase if you like what you see!

ANDREASIGNATURE *I was provided the personalized children's book shown above to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions expressed are my own.*


  1. i can't get the code to work. jrocallaghan@sbcglobal.net

  2. I can't get this to work either.

  3. Hi, This is Chad Kase from First Time Books. The free PDF that you receive is for out ABC Workbook and not the ABC Book. Please email me directly if you need any help.

    Chad Kase


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