Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mummy Must Have Review | There I Am Storybooks

It's no secret that bub loves reading, you only need to take one look at my Instagram account to know that. She especially loves picture books. Even though she can't properly read yet, she loves to tell me the stories from the pictures, even if it's not the same as the actual story. Her favourite book for a while now has been Piranha's Don't Eat Bananas, because they eat bums. Toddlers do love a good bum joke after all. However, she may have a new favourite book as of last week. What could be better than a book about piranha's who love to eat bums I hear you say? We all know it'd have to be pretty good to trump that!

The latest addition to our ever expanding book collection is a personalised book from There I Am Storybooks. In My Driving Adventures bub gets to be the star of every single page. She gets to watch herself go on all sorts of fun adventures and just quietly I think she truly believes she's actually done them all.

My Driving Adventures is a gorgeous book that allows your little one to be the star of the story. They'll go on a range of exciting adventures as the book retells the story of their best day ever. My Driving Adventures brings adventures across land, sea and air to life across 28 fun filled pages. The book combines vibrant, colourful illustrations with simple rhyming text to appeal to 1-4 yr olds. It'll most definitely captivate their imagination and have their full attention from beginning to end.




Bub's grown up surrounded by little boys {she was the only girl in 7 at mothers group}, so whether or not she would've loved cars and trucks, they were thrust into her world from a very young age. Although judging by her enthusiasm for all things automobiles I dare say she would've developed a love for them on her own anyway. She loves planes, trains, construction vehicles {anything with wheels really} so when we read the book for the first time she was crazy excited that she got to go on all the adventures herself. Instead of just reading about them in a story book, she was actually in the book and felt like she really did go on all the adventures.


Bub gets so excited every time we read the book, she can't wipe the smile off her face. She loves telling me exactly what she's doing on each page. "Look mummy I'm dwiving a biiiig wubbish truck and picking up all dis rubbish bins". There are 10 different vehicles in the book and without revealing all of them, I'm pretty sure her favourites include the crane and the train. "Mummy I'm using dis cwane to pick up all these lots and lots of bricks. Look they going up up up in the sky, then I put them down down down again".

I think her all time favourite is the rocket ship though. Her love affair with rockets developed at an early age thanks to various cartoons and she's still fascinated with them {I guess we all are to some extent aren't we?}. When she opened the rocket page her eyes lit up and she yelled out "WOW mummy I went to space!!! Look there's an alien too. I made friends with the alien, we best friends".


Each page of the book includes her name {I've blurred it for privacy} and has a cute little rhyme explaining what she's doing in each vehicle. Of course she loves making up her own version and extending the story as well. It's been so lovely watching her face light up when she reads the book and listening to her enthusiasm as she tells me about her adventures.

My Driving Adventures not only captivates children's imagination and provides a great picture book for them as toddlers, it's also a great keepsake for later on. I love that I now have a book that perfectly describes her adventurous personality and also includes a photo of her that I can look back on when she's grown up to remember these early years. It'll also be great for her to look back on later as well and we've included a personal message from us in the front cover {which you can do when you order the book}. There I Am Storybooks would also make an awesome unique birthday or Christmas present. If you know someone who'd love to receive one of these books read below for a special discount code and a chance to win your own copy of My Driving Adventures.


WIN A PERSONALISED MY DRIVING ADVENTURES BOOK



Thanks to There I Am Storybooks, you have a chance to win a truly unique My Driving Adventures storybook. The book will be personalised with your little one's name and photo so they can see themselves as the star of the story driving all vehicles that kids love including diggers, fire engines, rubbish trucks and even spaceships. To enter simply fill in the rafflecopter widget below {so I can contact you if you win} and leave me a comment letting me know who you would like to win the book for and why?

And if you want to get your hands on a personalised book right away, There I Am Storybooks have given me an exclusive discount code for you guys. Simply use the code FERRY to save $5 off the price of the book when ordering from https://thereiamstorybooks.com.

Toni x

Please note the winner will be required to send a hi-res image and the child's first name to There I Am Storybooks so that the book can be created.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Competition commences upon publication and ends at 11:59pm July 26th 2016. One winner will receive a personalised My Driving Adventures book from There I Am Storybooks RRP $39.99. Prize will be delivered by There I Am Storybooks, Finding Myself Young takes no responsibility for delivery and will not be held liable should the prize be lost in transit. Competition is open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

* Discount code is valid until August 31st 2016


Disclosure - I received a copy of My Driving Adventures for the purpose of review. All opinions and cute toddler speak expressed above are based on our experience with the book. I did not receive payment for this review.


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38 comments:

  1. Toni, that is so cute!!! I love the picture of her with the red tractor. Such a brilliant idea.

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    1. Its such an awesome idea isn't it. She gets so excited each time she reads it.

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  2. Oh Toni, this is something i really miss now that my kids are older - reading beautiful kids books and watching their little faces just light up. Looks gorgeous. #teamIBOT

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    1. We love reading together. I'm going to miss moments like this when she's older and it's no longer cool to hang out with me :(

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  3. My little boy would love this!! All his favourite things, trucks, rockets and to have him see himself at the wheel I can imagine the big smile on his face. Such a wonderful concept ❤

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    1. It really is an awesome idea for a children's book. I'm sure he'd love it :)

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  4. What a brilliant idea - I love that pic of your little miss in the tractor. It's the cutest! No wonder her face lights up every time she reads it! This would make a great gift idea. I love that it's personalised and I expect the recipient would too!

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    1. Definitely a great gift idea. She still gets so excited reading it and we've read it so many times now {I don't think seeing her own face in the book will ever get old}.

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  5. Awesome pictures and super cute book!

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  6. I would love to win one for my 2 year old - as the third kid, most of his books have been handed down from his older siblings, it would be lovely to have a special book just for him

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    1. I'm sure it would be lovely for him to have something that's just his :)

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  7. Looks cute! I'm still sceptical about personalised books, so would love to see what this is like. I'd like to win this for my little man. I think he'd enjoy it more than my little girl because he's younger, he loves his trucks and vehicles and his favourite pyjamas have rocket ships on them. So it would make the perfect bedtime story!
    Thanks for hosting the comp x

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    1. It's an awesome bedtime story, and it helps that the last page of the book shows them going to sleep after a big day of adventures. If they did it in the book they have to do it in real life, right? It works most of the time lol.

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  8. How sweet to have not just your name but face in the story. My kids would love to grace the pages like the little superstars they are.

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    1. I'm sure they'll feel super special being the stars of their very own book :)

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  9. This would be so funny - seeing my little girl's face in the tractor drivers seat! Vroom vroom!

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    1. It's pretty cute and surreal lol. I think mine truly believes she's done all the things shown in the book. I'm sure she's having some pretty awesome dreams after we read the book.

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  10. How cute are these books,would love to win one for little mathew next door who is 6 as I don't have any grandchildren yet.He is a gorgeous little boy.

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    1. That's so lovely of you to enter for your neighbour :)

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  11. I'd love to win a copy for Miss 5. She just started school this year and I think she'd be even more interested in learning to read when she features in the book!

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    1. Yes I think it definitely encourages them to want to read more when they're the star of the story.

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  12. I'd love one of these for my 3 year old book worm. I think she's get SUCH a buzz out of seeing herself in print!!

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  13. I'd love this for my baby boy a beautiful book that he can keep forever 💙

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  14. They look fantastic! What a great way to encourage little ones to read! Xx

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    1. Exactly Lauren, such an awesome way to get kids excited about reading.

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  15. I'd love to add this book to the kids bookshelf. My step daughter is an avid reader, as am I, so it's a lovely bond to share. I'm hoping with a house full of books my little one will also grow into a book worm too.

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  16. My grandson Ben just turned 2 and his favorite things are trucks and books. I'd love to read him a personalized book with him at the centre of the adventure
    Thanks for the chance

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  17. My 4 yr-old niece would love this book!! I help babysit her as my sister works full-time, and it would be lovely to give her this book so we can read together :)

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  18. I would love to win it for my son. We live with my mum and she heads overseas for 8 weeks soon. He has a bond with nan thats so special. This book would certainly be a comfort (and distraction) for him while she is away!

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  19. My granddaughter Stella...little 3yr old that loves saying 'go' and 'stop' at traffic lights! Knows her colours very well!

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  20. I'd love to win this for my nephew Jacob, he loves tractors, trains and all things wheels, and would get a huge kick out of this :)

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  21. What a great way to teach children how to read!
    Always trying different methods to help teach my grandson Flynn to read and I couldn't think of any better way than doing this - putting his own face to a story.

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  22. My kids and I as we just love books arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  23. My friends son, apart from driving them insane!! He is fascinated with anything with wheels, even making sure he is up at 6am to see the garbage truck. That's dedication!

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  24. This would be a super special present for my niece for her 2nd birthday she would be thrilled to star in her very own book.

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