We love anything personalised here. With Boo having a not-so-popular name, I grab everything I can.
We have received personalised books before but, if I’m honest, the name has been the highlight. Sometimes, the stories can be disappointing.
So when I was approached to review The Magic Chair, a personalised book, I really hoped it would be different.
It arrived, beautifully packaged in blue tissue paper and a Magic Chair sticker.
You could choose the appearance of the book’s recipient so I chose brown, long hair and blue eyes. You could even pick what clothes the character in the book wore which I think is a lovely extra touch.
You could also add an extra name in there so, on the cover it says ‘Created with a little help from Baby G’. I think I appreciate that more than Boo did but it is a lovely thing to do and, you could even put yourself on the cover if your book is a gift.
Then came the important bit, the story.
I am pleased to report that the Magic Chair is a brilliant story and would stand alone and be enjoyable without the personalisation which I think is brilliant.
It is presented in rhythmic rhyme which I love to read aloud to the children. The illustrations are simply lovely and Boo’s name appears on every page.
I don’t want to give too much away but the character basically sits on the magic chair and get whisked away on different adventures.
So what did my little star think? Well she was very excited to see her name on the book and whisked it away when I had finished reading it to her to read it herself which is a great big thumbs up.
The book was written and created by three members of Bonacia’s creative team.
This is what they say:
Once upon a time, two guys from web,
Went to see the directors and this is what they said…
We have an idea, and golly it’s great,
It’s suitable for children zero to eight.
So this is how the Magic Chair was born,
We called in designer Ali to get it drawn.
She worked and worked until it was done,
Creating every child under the sun.
The idea guys, Carl and Ben,
Said we better make the website then.
They wanted to make it as easy as can be,
Now you can order your book in 1,2,3!
We called on production to make some books,
Everyone was thrilled with the way it looks.
From idea to product this is how,
So go on, start creating yours now.
How lovely is that? Don’t take my word for it, The Magic Chair will delight your children for years to come. It is a great gift idea for Christmas or birthdays.
We were sent a copy of the Magic Chair for the purpose of the review but all opinions are my own and I really do think it is the best personalised book I have seen.