Amazing Pages Kids Personalised Book Review

Reading has always been in our bedtime routine and now with Monkey at school we need to record the books we read each day. So we were contacted by Amazing Pages and asked to review one of their personalised books I of course said yes. Monkey has not had a book with his picture in it before so I was intrigued to see what he would think of it.

Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien CatcherOrdering online is extremely straightforward and takes a matter of minutes. There are three titles to choose from [child’s name] and the shy mermaid for children up to the age of 7, [child’s name] and the lazy lama for children up to the age of 5 and [child’s name] space patrol alien catcher for children up to the age of 7. We opted for the last one as Monkey is more than a little interested in space at the moment. To order you need to enter your personalised details on line – photo, personalised message for the first page, child’s name, town, first name of friend, favourite food and favourite food for dinner. The photo needs to be taken straight on without a hat or any obstruction. Once ordered the book arrived in a couple of days.

Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien CatcherI loved it at first sight, bright illustrations, thick pages and easy to read text. It measures 21cm x 21cm which is the perfect size for holding in one hand, which I need to do a lot at the moment with Kipper often joining in for story time too.

Of course more importantly how does Monkey feel about the book? The length of the story is Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien Catcherperfect as he has started to request longer stories at bedtime. Space Patrol Alien Catcher is just about the right length for him at the age of 4.5 years old. When he realised it had his picture in it he giggled with delight. As we went through the story he picked up on the bits that we were personal to him – the name of his little friend (who apparently he is going to marry!), what he enjoys doing with daddy Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien Catcherand his favourite meal.

It has become one of his go to books really quickly and he asks for it every night. The story follows the child as they realise that aliens are friendly and need help rather than being caught. Ending with the child becoming an alien helper. I like the moral of the story and the fact that it teaches that being different is not something to be afraid of, and that they have the ability to help other.

Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien Catcher

Things we love:

  • The ordering process is simple and straightforward
  • There is an email address you can use if you want to check the suitability of the photo you are intending on using which gives reassurance. There are also details of photo requirements which you can access during the ordering process.
  • I really like the fact that you can put a personalised message on the front page, as I like to write and date books for the kids when they are older
  • Your child’s photo appears a lot through out the book almost on every page
  • If you don’t want to use a photo you can customise the cartoon version of a little boy or little girl to appear more like your nearest and dearest. You can choose gender, skin tone, hair colour and hair style. This is a great option if you are looking to give as a gift and don’t want to give the same away.

Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien Catcher

I am really impressed with this book and Monkey clearly loves it. At  £19.99 it is the same as many other personalised books in the market place and I think it is well priced considering the sheer amount of ‘personalisation’ you get. The lovely people over Amazing Pages have offered my readers a chance to win the book of their choice, please enter via the Gleam application below. Please also note the T&Cs:

Enter Competition

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries and will their choice of one of the titles from the Amazing Pages website
  • The competition will close on 15th December 2016 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Amazing Pages Personalised Book Review Space Patrol Alien Catcher

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  1. Katie
    November 19, 2016 / 9:42 am

    My niece loves all the picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

  2. iain maciver
    November 19, 2016 / 10:54 am

    the gruffalo

  3. Jackie Dawson
    November 19, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Room on the Broom

  4. jen s morgan
    November 19, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    My little boy loves all Ronald Dahl books in fact he’s asked for some for Christmas x

  5. lucy higgins
    November 19, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    stick man is a favourite

  6. sarah evans
    November 19, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    The Gruffalo 🙂

  7. Angela Treadway
    November 19, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    supermarket zoo x

  8. sallie
    November 19, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    super daisy books

  9. AnnaH
    November 19, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    The Tiger who came to tea is our favourite!

  10. Jennifer Toal
    November 19, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    The twits

  11. laura stewart
    November 20, 2016 / 8:52 am

    my daughter likes peppa pig books x

  12. Sally Collingwood
    November 20, 2016 / 9:21 am

    The Scarecrows Wedding is Alexander’s favourite at the moment

  13. vicki
    November 20, 2016 / 9:42 am

    I would love to win this lovely idea for a prize 😀

  14. Laura Pritchard
    November 20, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    My son loves Room on the Broom.

  15. keri brooks
    November 20, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    My daughter love the gruffalo

  16. Kelly cooper
    November 20, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    My sons favourite books are where’s Wally

  17. Ruth Harwood
    November 21, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Green eggs and ham xx

  18. Jules Eley
    November 21, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Mr Magnolia!

  19. Karen Barrett
    November 21, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Suzy’s Shoes

  20. November 22, 2016 / 8:37 am

    This book looks really good! love that your child photo is in there, so sweet. My kids favourite book is The Gruffalo and Stick man #TriedTested

  21. November 22, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Personalised books are wonderful. I still have the one that my parents made for me when I was a child. It’s so fun to look back on it now I’m older 🙂


  22. Fiona Cambouropoulos
    November 22, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I love the personalisation, makes the book very special #TriedTested

  23. Sophie Ade
    November 23, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    My Sons favourite book is Elmer and the rainbow

  24. claire griffiths
    November 24, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    the gruffalo x

  25. Angie McDonald
    November 25, 2016 / 5:37 am

    ELMER is our favourite book!

  26. Michaela Hannah
    November 28, 2016 / 6:11 am

    The tiger who came to tea

  27. olivia kirby
    November 28, 2016 / 10:39 am

    My son just loves Stick man

  28. jodie a harvey
    November 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    My girls love the disney books, sleeping beauty is their fave

    December 7, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    At the moment it is the hungry caterpillar book

  30. michelle o'neill
    December 11, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    room on the broom x

  31. Hannah Ingham
    December 12, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    My cousins favourite book is ‘what’s in my bag!’

  32. Charlie Brunton
    December 14, 2016 / 1:56 am

    My niece loves ‘Guess how much I love you’

  33. A.E. ADKINS
    December 15, 2016 / 12:22 am

    Peace at last! by Jill Murphy

  34. Tammy Neal
    December 15, 2016 / 11:30 am

    My niece love Winnie the pooh books ????

  35. Dawn Samples
    December 15, 2016 / 11:47 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar x

  36. Lisa Mauchline
    December 15, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    My little girl loves Even Fairy’s Need Glasses. We read it to her every night before bed

  37. Terrie-Ann Wright
    December 15, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    The Gruffalo

  38. Sue Bowden
    December 15, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    My grandchild are all into the David Walliams books xx

  39. Tee simpson
    December 15, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    The gruffalo

  40. Caroline Signey
    December 15, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Night before Christmas at the moment

  41. Natalie Crossan
    December 15, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Room on the broom xx

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