One of my favorite things to do with Xavier is read. That is one of the few things I had hoped to be able to accomplish with a child. I know how important and how much reading has meant to me in my life and I wanted to have a good reader. Although Xavier does not read yet, he loves books and it is so wonderful to be able to share something you love with the little one in your life.
Unfortunately, the word "share" has not entered my seventeen month old Xavier's vocabulary yet so he does not know how to share his toys very well with others. He stays home all day with me and sometimes his dad and that is it, so we definitely needed all the help we could get.
Suddenly, along came an offer from TwigTale Books to create one of their books to review! I was very impressed with not only their website and their product but their philosophy and company as a whole seems like such a wonderful and innovative idea.
TwigTale Books offers personalized stories and personalized growth. Their books are a power visual tool that helps your child understand and accept your message that you are trying to give to them. All TwigTale stories are scripted by child development experts and they are giving you the exact language and tools you need to best communicate the transition for your child. Children relate best to stories and photos of themselves. Some of their most popular books are Sleep Training, Becoming a Big Brother (or Sister), Self Esteem and Preparing to Move. The personalization really helps the message sink in.
I found their website extremely easy to use. They have the books in different categories or you can just look through them all. I ended up checking them all out and settled on making the Sharing book for Xavier. I thought the entire process was extremely easy. They even let you look through the book entirely before making it and there is a list of the types of photos you will need before you make the book. Of course, I did not do that I filled it out during Xavier's nap time and was still able to get it done. What I liked was that you can change some of the text if you want to and they have a few stock photos for you to chose from as well if you need to. I did a little of everything. I mainly had nice pictures of Xavier and his friends, I used a stock photo which looked great with the others. Also, they warn you about the pixels of some photos if you get them from your cell phone or Facebook. However, I put some of those in there and I cannot even tell which ones they were because it printed beautifully.
It is a nice bond soft cover book with thick, colorful pages. It is very bright and sunny. The story is cute and really does give Xavier and us ideas on how to help with his sharing. Plus, Xavier loves it! He of course loves seeing pictures of himself and his friends.
I admit it is one of the most precious things I have ever seen and I think would make a great gift for a toddler in your life. They are really truly priceless. I feel like I just made my own children's book about my son to help him through a transition in his life. It only cost me around 30 minutes to make and $20 and it was shipped to me very quickly and of quality way above my standards. I only wish I knew of this sooner, I could think of some great birthday gifts these would make.
If you are interested in making your own TwigTale Book you can, by visiting their website at
Or by mail: TwigTale
PO Box 881016
Los Angeles, CA 90009
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This week you can enter to win a chance to make your own book from TwigTale books! A $20 Value! The contest starts today, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 8AM EST and ends Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8AM EST. You must live within the United States in order to enter!
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