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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

What would you like for tea?

Colorful friends with the most peculiar appetites are coming for tea. What will your child offer them to eat?

Find out in this whimsical and delicious introduction to colors!

Using your child’s image throughout, this beautifully illustrated, personalized children's book is bound to be a keepsake that will be treasured forever.

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

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Free shipping to US & Canada (excluding all US/Canadian territories)
  • Perfect for kids 0-3
  • 30 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 8.5")
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

Your child will be blown away when they see a familiar face (theirs!) appear on twelve pages in this beautifully illustrated personalized book.

Add a dedication to let them know just how much you care. And surprise them with a photo of yourself at the end of the book!

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The Perfect Gift

Our personalized books make super thoughtful keepsake gifts. So much so that "...even his grandma cried!"

Make your next gift an unforgettable one.

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

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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“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.