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Personalized birthday book cover featuring a young girl named Isabella wearing a chef's hat and holding a whisk in one hand, and a teddy bear in her other arm.Sample book page, illustrated with ingredients for making a cake - butter, milk and eggs.Sample book page, with a child scooping flour from a sack.  Flour is partially covering her face.  Page is illustrated with exception of child's face which uses an actual photo.Sample book page showing a pair of child's hands pouring batter from a bowl into a cake pan. Sample book page showing child pouring batter into a bowl. Next to her is a mixer with cake batter dripping.  Page is illustrated with exception of child's face, which is an actual photograph.Sample book page with child and her teddy bear, and party decorations behind her. Image is illustrated with the exception of child's face, which is an actual photograph.Sample illustration of a pair of hands holding a cake on a platter, which is adorned with the words "Happy Birthday Izzy". In the background are streamers to denote a celebration.

what should we bake today?

It’s a very special day! CLATTER, CRACK, DING... we're serving up a scrumptious story written in rhyme, and featuring your own little star baker!

Create a memorable book all about sounds and baking. The finished cake reveals who this treat celebrates! You’ll be serving up the sweetest gift ever with WHAT SHOULD WE BAKE TODAY?

This is the perfect keepsake gift for a child's birthday... or maybe even a gift from your child to a special grown-up in their life!

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“My son received his book a couple days ago and absolutely LOVES it!! He has insisted on reading it at least three times every night before bed. He loves seeing his face throughout the book."
—Anne H.

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  • Perfect for kids 0-3 
  • 30 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 8.5")
"This was the perfect gift for my nephew's 1st birthday. I got the hardcover book and it is such great quality. The pages are durable and not so thin that they can be easily torn. I loved this! Thank you!"
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


Your child will love reading this delightful rhyming book, starring them as the baker as they make a sweet treat. They'll be blown away to see their face throughout the entire book (on the cover, plus 11 pages)!

This is a perfect keepsake birthday gift for any child...(or adult)!

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A totally unique, personalized birthday gift, made of thick, acid-free paper to withstand little hands and the test of time. 

"High quality. Nice thick paper pages. My niece will have a lasting keepsake."—Bernice M.

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Toddler boy wearing white apron and white chef's hat, face is smudged with flour. Around him are illustrated objects such as eggs, a timer, butter, plate and wooden spoon.



“Just received my book and it is really a beautiful book. You have done a wonderful job incorporating my grandson’s picture into the story and I am sure it will be a keepsake when he is finished with it. It was so worth waiting for.”

—Elaine F.


“I loved the book! Everyone who sees it thinks it’s the cutest thing and my daughter loves seeing her little face in the pages! Great gift idea!”

—Michelle J.


“I just wanted to let you know how much I absolutely LOVE my grandson's new book! I haven't given it to his mom yet, but I know she will cry when she sees how adorable it is with his pictures throughout. I will be keeping this in mind for other baby gifts!”

—Pamela S.


"That’s me! I’m in a book!"

—Theo F., age 3


“My daughter was so excited to read the book to my grandson. He kept saying "that's me", "that's me". Then they had to read it to him again.  My daughter said this is the best book ever. Thank you for making such a wonderful book. I will be ordering more books for other people soon.”

—Vanessa C.


“I ordered a book! Simply adorable! I am tempted to show the book to my daughter but I want her to be surprised too when my grandson opens it! I also showcased my book with my colleagues (teachers); they loved it.”

—Brenda M-W.


“It was basically exactly what I was looking for as a gift -- something that emphasized learning/reading but felt personal.”

—Mike S.


"My one year niece was so excited to see her face in a book and so were her parents!"

—Jennifer S.


“I love the book! Exceptional quality and a true keeper for years to come!”

—Susan T.


“I absolutely loved my books. I tell everyone about how nice they are and how cute the pictures are with my kids faces in them! The idea that it has their names throughout the entire book is amazing.”

—Heather C.

About The Author

An Oregon native, Stephanie Shaw completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Oregon State University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark College. Her professional life includes teaching children with severe emotional disabilities, school counseling and school administration. But, now her love is working with illustrators and editors to create stories that range from quiet to quirky, poetry to prose.

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About The Illustrator

Rebecca Harry lives in the UK with her son and daughter. As a child she loved to draw but back then, Rebecca would never have believed she would be lucky enough to do it as a job when she grew up.

Today from her little studio, Rebecca has illustrated many picture books for babies and children, mostly in the medium of Acrylic. She has worked for publishers such as Macmillan, Nosy Crow and Scholastic, with her work being published worldwide.

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