Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Review: Personalised Peppa Pig book from Penwizard

My youngest son is following in the footsteps of his older brothers and has developed a love for all things Peppa Pig.  Over the last few years we seem to have built up quite a collection of Peppa Pig goodies, and I've even joked that the children's slightly English accent is due to them watching Peppa too much on TV.

Ollie is two and a half and at the age where everything is exciting.  He's constantly learning and becoming more and more independent, and also very assertive it showing his likes and dislikes.  He's also really hard to buy for because we've already got most things handed down from his older brothers.

So when Penwizard contacted me and asked if I would like to review one of their personalised Peppa Pig books I jumped at the chance.  I had a look on their site and found that there were four books to choose from: Swimming, Playgroup, Birthday Party and Christmas Party.  I chose the one where they go swimming as Ollie is a bit afraid of the water and I thought that reading this book might help him start to think about going swimming and having fun in the water.

The ordering process is very straightforward.  You can choose between paperback or hardback and then go on to create your own book.  Once you've chosen whether it's for a little boy or girl, you then go on and choose hairstyle, hair colour, skin colour and eye colour.  You can even add glasses.  The picture on screen changes as you choose your options so you can see exactly what your character will look like.

You can then add the name for the front cover of the book and a personalised which will appear on the first page.

Simple!





The book arrived very quickly and was extremely good quality.  I chose a paperback book which has a lovely glossy cover and is a really good size (it looks about the size of an A4 piece of paper). The story follows the style of the TV programme, and I even found myself trying to read as if I were the narrator!  My child's name is used throughout the book and also it the write up on the back cover.  
Ollie absolutely loved it.  His older brothers were also really excited to see his name in the book which pleased Ollie even more.  He kept saying "that's Ollie, that's me" with a  look of pure joy on his face.  I think he's at a really good age to appreciate this book, and it will also last for some time yet.  It's more than just a book; it's something that we will treasure as it's been created especially for Ollie.






Overall, I think this is a fantastic gift for any Peppa (or George) fan and perfect for the child who's got everything.


Disclaimer: I was given the book to review but all opinions are my own.