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Make your own book for kids: a personalized ABC book cover featuring child named Charlotte and her face inserted into an illustration of a child with red and white striped pajamas, holding a dustbuster and wearing a makeshift helmet and cape.
Choose from 5 book cover colors.
Display a family photo or your child's art on the wall!
Personalized with your child as the hero!
Select a wall color to appear throughout the book.
Your child will see love seeing herself in a book!
Add a personal dedication - for free.
Personalized ABC book cover featuring child named Charlotte and her face inserted into an illustration of a child with red and white striped pajamas, holding a dustbuster and wearing a makeshift helmet and cape.  Yellow background with toys strewn about and yellow caution tapeCopyright page showing an illustrated room with gray walls with a rainbow painting.  Console table with child’s photo in a yellow picture frame as well as a vase of flowersPage 1 of personalized book showing a child peering out of a bedroom doorway.  Child is dressed in red and white striped pajamas, with a makeshift helmet, yellow gloves and cape, while holding a purple octopus toy. Child’s bedroom has blue walls with clothing strewn about on the floorA pink child’s bedroom with a bed and artwork on the walls.  Toys are haphazardly strewn about on the floor.  Book text references child’s name in several placesClose up of child’s face in illustrated helmet and red and white pajamas with white fuzzy looking creatures covering helmet and faceNeatly put away toys inside of a toy bin with a personalized dedication note from parents to child beneath

A Monster Mess!

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio has written a personalized story exclusively for Read Your Story. A tale of a courageous, kind and determined hero - your child!

Who has made a monster mess in your child's room? Come along and find out. 

In addition to your child's name, photo and dedication, choose from 5 book cover colors, and add up to two family photos.

Make your own kids' book today!

“Truly, the perfect keepsake gift."
— Mina B.

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Select your book format.
$29.99 + free shipping*
$39.99 + free shipping*
  • Perfect for kids 3-8 
  • 32 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 11")
Seal reflecting gold winner of the Mom's Choice Awards
2017 National Parent Product Award
Seal reflecting gold winner of the Mom's Choice Awards
Creative Child Magazine’s 2017 Book of the Year Award
Copyright page and Page 1 of A Monster Mess personalized children’s book.  Copyright page shows that this book is made especially for <insert child’s name> and also has an animated gif showing how you can personalize your book with a photo of your family, a pet, artwork.  Page 1 shows a glimpse of the book personalization with the child’s face inserted into the main character of the book

Super Personalized BOOKS

In addition to their name, photo and a personal dedication, add two optional photos (of your family, pets, artwork) to create a memorable book your child will love.

Make your own custom book for the kids in your life!

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The Perfect Keepsake Gift

A totally unique, personalized birthday, holiday, or "just because" gift that delivers WOW.

Made of thick, acid-free, archival quality Mohawk paper to withstand the test of time.

Make your own kids' book in just minutes!

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Happy, smiling boy with an illustrated purple octopus hugging his neck, against a blue background with gift boxes and birthday candles

About The Author

Kelly DiPucchio is a New York Times bestselling author of over twenty books for kids including Grace For President, Dragon Was Terrible, and Gaston.

Her books have been featured on Good Morning America, The Oprah Show, and The View. Kelly lives with her family in southeastern Michigan.

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Photo credit: Tayler Stirrett



“My grandson loved this book. Seeing his name & face in the book brought a huge smile to his face. He immediately wanted to read the book!”

—Susan C.


“This personalized book brought surprised faces & happiness to our family at Christmas.  My Grandson & Daughter-law immediately paged through the book with delight.  Two family photos included in the book are priceless.  Will definitely be ordering another!  Love love love it!” 

—Susan K.


“My granddaughter was fascinated that her face and family pictures were in her storybook and she is only 2 1/2.”

—Phyllis M.


“Our Read Your Story books arrived today! These are way beyond my expectations! The quality of the pages, pictures, binding are supreme! I can't wait to share these stories with grandson. They are so entertaining and beautifully illustrated. Of course, having our sweet grandson as the star makes them my favorite stories of all time. Thank you so much for this priceless gift!"

—Betsie W.


“I loved seeing my daughters' faces when they saw their books for the first time! They asked how they got in there and were just amazed. The story of the monster mess is hilarious. Nothing beats reading and having them shout out “that’s me!” 

—Susan Y.


“My toddler especially is obsessed [with his book], and asks us to read his monster story multiple times a night!” 

—Shannon P.

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