Growing up, one of the most special gifts I received was a personalized storybook that included my name as one of the character’s. Like most kids, my name was one of the first words I could read and spell, and I was incredibly excited to be able to identify it in a real book! Ayva loves stories just as much as I do, so I knew she’d enjoy being the main character in an adorable Put Me In The Story book.
Ayva is starting kindergarten in the fall, so the book, “I’ll Never Let You Go, Ayva” written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond was a perfect story to personalize for my little girl. It was so easy to create and order the book, too, y’all! I just picked the story I wanted, added Ayva’s name and gender, a special message from Terrence and me, and uploaded her picture. That’s it! It took about 5 minutes (well, 30 minutes if you count the time I spent browsing through the dozens of personalized book options offered by Put Me In The Story), and the book was complete and ready to be shipped.
“I’ll Never Let Go, Ayva” is about a bear cub with a favorite blanket, Blankie, that she (Or he. The illustrated cub is gender neutral) received as a newborn. Ayva the Cub carries the blanket around with her wherever she goes. When it’s time for Ayva to go to school, her mother tells her that she’ll need to leave the blanket home. Ayva is worried that the blanket will miss her, so she and her mother create a list of things that Blankie can do while Ayva is at school. The story ends with Ayva’s mother telling her that no matter where Ayva goes, or how big she gets, she’ll always be in her heart. It’s a sweet story with lovely watercolor illustrations.
This book makes a PERFECT bedtime story, and would be a special addition to an Easter basket, or for a birthday present. Make sure you subscribe the the Put Me In The Story newsletter, and check out their blog frequently, because they often offer discounts and sales. I have some great news! My friends over at Put Me In The Story have offered to provide one of my readers with their very own personalized book! This is a QUICK turnaround giveaway, so make sure you enter by April 2nd! Easy Rafflecopter giveaway widget below!