I love reading to my children, and I especially love personalized books. My kiddos also love seeing their names in the many custom books on our bookshelf. My two oldest kids have amassed quite the collection of personalized titles, and I am now working on adding some to our library for my youngest daughter. When recently offered the chance to review The Magic of My Name in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library.
About the Brand
Founded in Barcelona in 2015 by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the field of animation and content for children, The Story Tailors seeks to create unique experiences for young children and contribute educational and positive values. The company believes that each child is unique and special and that every child is entitled to enjoy a magical childhood with access to knowledge and education. The Magic of My Name personalized book emerged from the desire to take all children on a magical journey through a story based on the letters of the name of each child.
About the Book
Recommended for children from birth through age 8, The Magic of My Name reveals the meaning behind the letters of a name. Every child receives a personalized book that contains a unique story for each letter that corresponds to a positive attribute. To customize the book, you simply select the gender and hair color of your child along with his or her name. Each customized book is digitally printed in landscape on a DIN A4 format on glossy paper. The book is available in both paperback and hardback covers. Each personalized storybook contains a minimum of 38 pages. The Magic of My Name is currently available in ten languages and more than 70 countries across the world. The standard paperback version retails for $29.99. The hardcover version costs $5.99 extra and the personalized hardcover version $7.99 extra.
I absolutely adore personalized children’s book, so I jumped at the opportunity to receive a copy of The Magic of My Name for my youngest daughter. Through a sweet bedtime story, the book tells her about her name by ascribing a positive attribute to each letter. For example, the first L is for lucky and the second L for lovely. As the little girl in the story finds herself saved by an eagle after almost falling in a volcano, the eagle tells her, “Don’t you see what your life is worth much more than a jewel? … You were so lucky, I think you name must have an L in it, for lucky.” Then when the little girl visits New Orleans, a fortune-teller tells her “I can see that you’re very lovely. I’m sure your name has the letter L.” I love the way in which the story reveals the meaning of each letter in my daughter’s name.
My oldest daughter is nearing age 7 and has been reading on her own for almost three years. The Magic of My Name is on the longer side, but she can easily read the text by herself. She loves reading the personalized book to her baby sister. My preschooler son also enjoys listening as his big sister or I read the story aloud. I appreciate the length of the story. Some personalized books have just a few words per page. The Magic of My Name is a full-length book complete with an impressive story. The pictures are also quite magical. Full of bright colors that really bring the story to life, the illustrations are also personalized. I was able to choose a main character with light skin and blonde hair that resembled my youngest.
Personalizing my copy of The Magic of My Name was quite simple. I began by typing in my daughter’s name and choosing a protagonist. I then clicked “See my book” to add a free dedication and select a language (English USA). After adding the standard book to my cart, I added the personalized hardback cover option. Once I finished the order, I received an email confirmation and my custom book arrived approximately a week later. The Magic of My Name: Lulu is a new favorite in my house. I am sure that my youngest daughter will enjoy my reading her special book to her again and again as she grows up.
If you are searching for a special book that celebrates your child, I definitely recommend checking out a copy of the personalized The Magic of My Name. The book starts at $29.99 for the standard paperback version and contains a minimum of 38 pages with the total length depending on the number of letters in your child’s name. Through a sweet bedtime story, the book tells your child about his or her name by ascribing a positive attribute such as lucky or lovely to each letter. Recommended for children from birth through age 8, the book offers a full-length story complete with an impressive story and colorful personalized illustrations. I am highly impressed with my copy of the book that I received for my youngest daughter, and I highly recommend the customized book to anyone looking for a sweet way in which to celebrate a special child!
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