Reviewed by Jo Coles
When I was asked to review a personalised book from HeyWow! I was really excited as I knew my 2½ year old would love to see himself on the pages of a book. I was just as excited to see it too! That feeling only grew when I headed over to the website, I was excited to see that he would feature in the ‘In The City’ book where his name and image would be included in 12 busy city scenes.
The website itself was very easy to use and I ordered the book with no problems. You simply enter the child’s name, click the next button, and the pages of the book are presented to you, with an arrow to show you where your child will appear in the scene so you can see exactly what you are getting. Next, you upload a photo of your child to be dropped into each page. Again, this was very simple with good clear instructions on how to ensure the best end result. There is also an invitation to email them for further advice or to see if a particular photo will work. Once the photo has been uploaded, and cropped to show just the head and shoulders, you can add to your basket and add a personalised message. This message is printed on the first page of the books, so if it’s a birthday gift or similar you could add a relevant message.
Books are priced at £19.99 with free world wide delivery. Books take on average 7-10 days to be printed and delivered.
When the book arrived, I was amazed by the quality and finish, it would make a lovely gift. It is slightly bigger than A4 and the paper is lovely and thick to withstand the excitement of young readers!
On each page you can spot the child in the city scene, and there is a counting question too. The illustrations are clear and simple, and your child’s photo is cleverly inserted into each page for them to find.
We have had lots of fun with this book and it’s become a real favourite with my son, and my older daughter who now wants one of her own! I read in the back of the book that more versions are coming soon, so will be joining the mailing list and looking out for these so she can have one of her own.
For more information or to buy your own personalised book visit www.heywow.co.