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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 tape
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 floor

NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

All the creatures are stirring with excitement in this lively retelling of the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas. Who can settle them all down? Watch your little one work a little holiday magic just in time for Santa to arrive!

In addition to your child's photo and dedication, personalize your Christmas book with two optional family photos and more!

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

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  • Perfect for kids 3-8 
  • 32 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 11")
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

This personalized children's book will dazzle your child (and you!). In addition to seeing themselves as the star of their very own Christmas book, they might even catch a glimpse of their sibling on a page or two!

Add the names of your family members; they will each have their very own stocking hung over the mantle. Your child will also love reading their personal dedication and seeing two extra photos of their loved ones.

Create a special book that your child will love and keep forever.

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The Perfect CHRISTMAS Gift

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and what better way to extend that magic than with a totally unique, personalized Christmas book your child can keep forever?

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

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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

When children’s author Marsha Hayles was a little girl, she loved cuddling with her own stuffed animals as she eagerly awaited Santa’s arrival. Back then she celebrated Christmas in her hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but now celebrates Santa’s arrival in Rochester, New York.

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Photograph of NY Times bestselling children’s author Kelly DiPucchio, who is seated at a table with four shelves of books in the background.  The top bookshelf showcases 5 books she has written herself

Reviews

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“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.

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“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.

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

—Phyllis M.

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“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.

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“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.

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“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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