My Name Quest – Personalized coloring Storybook for kids- Review and Giveaway!

As a papercraft artist, I am an ardent fan of adding a personal touch to all the gifts and cards I make. The generic store bought ones are so passé. Don’t you agree? Thankfully, we now live in an era where everything can be customized and personalized. But did you ever imagine having storybooks that are personalized for kids?

My name quest

The Treasure box of goodies you should expect

 

When the team at My Name Quest approached me a few months ago to review their book along with Kenisha I was very excited. Read on to know about our experience and also how you can win this for your child!

 

What is My Name Quest

My name quest is a personalized coloring storybook based on your child’s name. It makes your child the protagonist who embarks an exciting quest to find his missing alphabets of his name. The hero then sets off to find his name with his pack of crayon box. The story is unique as with each name the quest has a different set of characters who help the hero by sharing a letter of the name. But to receive the letter of their name, the child must help the characters with a color they need and that’s when the coloring fun begins! Every alternate page offers a coloring space.

Not Just a Story Book!

When we received the parcel by My Name Quest, I was honestly expecting a simple colorful storybook but it was more than that. The parcel was beautifully packed with a personal note with Kenisha’s name. I opened up a little tressure. It had so many wonderful additions that I think I did a little happy dance out of excitement. Goodies you can expect from you’re My Name Quest parcel.

 

My Name Quest

Art and Craft Activities along with a sun personalized book

 

A well-illustrated A4 size coloring storybook. Good quality thick pages with an option to add a personal note for the receiver. This makes it a perfect gift for birthdays and baby showers as well as an excellent return gist option.

A pack of 20 gorgeous wax crayons. Each book will have a unique story and different creatures and elements of nature to be coloured. All of which will be available in your crayon box.

 

DIY Name banner art and craft activity. Pre cut alphabets of the child’s name along with beautiful printed and solid banner and a ribbon to make the name banner that complements the story. A fun activity for kids to enjoy.

Trivia fun CardsA pack of color psychology trivia card about facts about all the elements in the book. It’s fun for both kids and adults

chalkboard on packaging

Just when you think that’s all this wonderful parcel, just flip the lower box to reveal a fun chalkboard for the child to practice writing their name! Love when the packaging is so well thought through. A chalk piece would be added already in each box to get you started!

Our Review – My Name Quest

There are so many things to love about this book.

  1. Firstly the concept –  a story about you. Every Kid loves to feel special and this book does just that.
  2. Not just a storybook but an interactive activity book that lets children color it as they read along and make them a part of creating their own storybook. A fun way to learn about colors and alphabets.
  3. The additional DIY activity of making a name banner which can then be displayed in your Childs room is such a wonderful idea! Children love DIY as its original and unique and the joy of making something with their own hands tops it all.
  4.  As you flip the book you will see how the story talks about helping, caring, determination courage and many more positive reinforcements.
  5. Addition of a beautiful packaging converting into a chalkboard. It’s a perfect gift to a little star!

Though the book is more suitable for a 3-year plus, my 2.3-year-old had equal fun trying to color her own book and enjoy the beautiful story.

Check more details and place your order for your own copy at – www.mynamequest.com

Priced at – Rs.1450 

Ships worldwide

Make DIY Name Banner

How about winning My Name Quest for your Litte one?

I am pretty sure that our review would leave you wanting to have this beautiful keepsake for your little one so along with My Name quest we are going to give away 1 Lucky winner the chance to win their own personalized book! Follow the simple steps.

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4. Add your name to the lucky draw below and comment mentioning your participation

The giveaway ends on 22nd Sep and the winner will be announced on 23rd September. 

 

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. I was offered the book for my review.  I only recommend products are services that I use and love myself and have not been compensated for my reviews. Thank you for understanding

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Books for kids- Now Personalized with their name!

Finding perfect books for your kids can be a daunting affair especially when you were never a reader yourself. But with little research you can find a beautiful list of books and I will be sharing more about the books Kenisha has enjoyed reading as a baby.
When someone cribs that their children don’t enjoy reading kids books. Which books for kids are suitable for what age? They ask. Well, it’s now! I always quote -“There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and the kids who are reading the wrong books.” James Patterson

As a child, I never developed a habit of reading books, outside of my study curriculum. Which compelled me to ensure I help Kenisha develop an affinity towards reading from an early age. This desire took me on a journey to experiment with various types of books ever since she was just 2.5 months old – picture books, feel and touch books and very recently graduating to storybooks.

 
 

While doing my research, I recently stumbled upon a brand which is adding a personal touch to this learning experience. Bookyboo allows you to customize story books for children where our child becomes the protagonist. You should have seen how excited Kenisha was to see her name and how the storyline instantly got itched onto her memory. The level of customization works at two levels:

1. My Adventure Bookyboo – This is a personalized storybook based on the letters that constitute your child’s name. The protagonist is none other than your little devil, who is on a treasure hunt across India to discover letters which will help them complete their name. While uncovering clues on this quest, they meet various characters which become a part of the story telling experience. I am told that this book caters to children in the age group of 0-8 years.

2. Fun Family Bookyboo – As the name suggests, now you too will have a skin in the game! While the child remains the protagonist, you have the family members also getting space in the canvas – be is two children or a single parent. The story takes your child on an adventurous journey through a jungle to rescue the parents from the cruel Evilor. Through the storyline, children are taught aspects such as family values, life values such as love, kindness and courage, building relationships and teamwork. At the same time it is aimed at enhancing their vocabulary. This version is ideal for children in the age group of 2-9 years.

Finalizing my selection was an easy process for me. Not only could I preview the complete customized book online after punching in details such as name, age and gender of Kenisha, but I also knew how much she loves animals. No points for guessing that I opted for Fun Family Bookyboo! The delivery was pretty quick as well.

Before introducing her to the new customized bookyboo, I tried to create some excitement. I explained explaining Kenisha that we will be getting a new book about baby Kenisha and her Dino, who will have to collectively find her Mumma and Dadda with some help from a few animals. It immediately caught her attention because she saw this little girl on the cover whom she calls Kenny! And she is fascinated with Dino off late (I think it’s post watching some parts of Jurrasic Park on TV)

Its been a month now and Kenisha absolutely enjoys reading this book with me. Her favourite sections in the story are the Crocodile ride across the river and meeting the chimpanzees, one of whom is named Cheeky. Introducing and warming up to a new book is an important task with younger children. Once they absorb and understand the story you will be surprised as they try to narrate the same to you on your next read!

So even though the book has 46 pages, it is impossible to read through it all for child under 3 as per me. But the illustrations and pictures are pretty dramatic and full of colour. They instantly attract the child. With some imaginative storytelling I could weave a shorter version of the story to keep her engaged. Kenisha is thrilled when she finally finds mama and dada at the end!

Apart from the personalization I love how we can print a special message for the child on the first page. It makes a perfect gift. And the quality of the paper is absolutely fabulous. Love the thick and sturdy textured paper and the full landscape size illustration spreads on this A4 book.

On a whole I think this book is everything a child would love growing up with. A book about him/her with a special message from a loved one!

I hope you do visit bookyboo.com to experience the beautiful idea of creating a personalized book for your children or even better gift it to someone. Afterall books are best friends for life.

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