If you want to break away from the traditional Easter gifts for kids (chocolate eggs, bunnies, etc) and give your child or grandchild something to keep instead, It’sYourStory has the perfect answer – the ‘Dressing Up Box’ books.
Written by Holly Acland and gorgeously illustrated by Victoria Turnbull, the books start with the child creeping into the attic and finding a dressing up box. As the story develops, the child will see him/herself transform into a selection of characters.
A little girl will appear as a flying fairy; a beautiful princess and as a witch (complete with broomstick), as well as a doctor looking after her poorly teddy, while a little boy will appear as a farmer, pirate and astronaut; a lion, cowboy and doctor. Your child’s name is woven into the humorous rhyming text seven times and his/her face is incorporated into 12 pages.
The books are available in hardback (£20) and paperback (£17.50) versions from ItsYourStory and the personalisation process is exceptionally easy. Colourful and imaginative, these books make wonderful gifts for Easter, birthdays or ‘just because’ and will definitely be treasured for a long time.
I had a book personalised for my grandson and am not only impressed with the quality of the book itself and the speed with which it was delivered, but also with the dedication of staff to get it right. I’d sent a photo of Demsey wearing as cap – and was immediately contacted by staff-member Holly to ask for a different image so his face could be fitted properly into the varying characters’ drawings. Customer service at its best!