Put Me In The Story is a new personalized children’s book site that launched last fall. What makes Put Me In The Story unique is that they offer personalization of bestselling and/or award-winning books. These are quality stories that parents & kids already know and love, now available with the child’s name integrated throughout the story, including a dedication page for photo and personal message.
The ordering process is fairly easy – just go to www.putmeinthestory.com and pick any book, personalize that book with your child's name, photo and dedication text, and then complete your order directly through their secure online checkout. In less than 10 minutes you will have your order placed for a personalized book, that will be cherished for years to come!
Over the years, I have shared three reviews from children's author, Marianne Richmond, including her popular titles, "Beautiful Blue Eyes," "The Night Night Book" and "I Believe in You. So, when I received contacted by the folks at Put You in the Story, to try out their new personalized service where you can choose a popular children's book and then personalize it with your child's name and photos, I couldn't wait to see if they any books from Marianne Richmond. I was happy to have stumbled upon a handful of our favorite books by this children's author, including "Beautiful Brown Eyes." I had never reviewed this title on my blog, but had shared a review of the other version geared towards blue eyes babes titled "Beautiful Blue Eyes." Both books contained similar lines and illustrations, but focused on either blue or brown colored eyes. Because both of my girls have brown eyes, I ended up picking up Marianne's brown eyed book to share with them at bedtime.
Whenever people meet my girls for the first time, one of their first comments is how they can't get over their big brown eyes, and long lashes. I tell them how much I love starring into them, and feeling their love as they stare right back at me. On a few occasions, a few moms referenced Marianne Richmond's book, and asked me if I was familiar with it. They thought if I hadn't seen or read it, it would be worth picking up. I, then, found myself reciting lines from this book, as it a favorite of the girls, and read at least 4-5 times a week. Some of my favorite rhyming lines include:
"Lovely, for sure, those "browns" I know, and, oh, what they tell me about you as you grow"
"But while I'm looking, guess what I SEE? I see your eyes speaking to me."
"Your beautiful brown eyes show your determination to do it, have it, change it, no matter the situation."
When not enjoying the rhyming scheme of the text, the girls and I can't help but take in the beauty of each illustrated page, that show brown beautiful brown eyes, just like my two girls. Like I shared in my review of "Beautiful Blue Eyes," this book's underlying message captures the true essence of the relationship between a parent and child, and how a parent always know what is happening. Telling this story through the eyes of a blue-eyed child (or in my child's case, brown eyes), we learn about their uniqueness and personality. Each child, no matter what color their eyes is unique and experiences the wonders of the world in their own unique way, but this story does a great job in capturing these emotions through a lovely story and illustrations.
So, while the girls and I have fallen in lose with Marianne Richmond's book, it was a treat to create a personalized book just for Arabella. We have countless personalized books that I have either purchased and reviewed just for Savannah, but, surprisingly, I only had one personalized book for Arabella, which was to celebrate her 1st birthday. I was excited to create this book especially for her, and was amazed at how easy the entire ordering process was. From start to finish, it only took about 10 minutes to create and place my order through the online checkout. The only hard part was choosing the dedication text and photos I wanted to use. With so many photos of the girls' big brown eyes, I had a hard time in narrowing down my two favorites of Arabella. But, I have to say that the two photos I chose really make this book extra special, and I personally love looking at them when I sit down to read this book to Arabella and Savannah. As I gaze at the photos and see how much Arabella has grown, I can't help but savor glances up hers and Savannah's big brown eyes each and every time I read this personalized version of Marianne Richmond's book to them. The girls get a kick out of seeing Arabella's name throughout the story, as well as the two photos of Arabella (shown below) that grace the dedication page, as well as another page halfway through the book.
What a truly unique gift idea this and other titles available at Put Me in the Story has to offer. In addition to Marianne Richmond's popular "Beautiful Brown Eyes" (Note this is available for blue eyed children, too), I love reading "If I Could Keep You Little," which is another book Put Me in the Story offers for personalization for your child, as is "I Believe in You."
So, if you are a fan of personalized gifts, or love sharing Marianne Richmond books with your children, you will definitely want to check out the unique opportunity from Put Me in the Story, and create a keepsake you can share with your child now, and have them enjoy for years to come. And, with the holidays fast approaching, this would make for a great gift idea. Other bestselling titles available for personalization through Put Me in the Story include:
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.