Excellent Quality Personalized Children’s Books
My family loves all books by Julia Dweck. She collaborates with terrific illustrators and captures the attention of my children. Her books are geared towards a multitude of age ranges so there is something for any child.
I have gotten to know Julia pretty well and major initiator of that relationship was my son and his special needs. Anthony has such a strong desire for knowledge but has many limitations. My husband and I do anything and everything to help him learn – and as a side note – he has always had remarkable teachers and aides at school. I can’t imagine where he would be without the dedication of so many people helping him to become successful. At home, we have every piece of technology that could possibly be beneficial for a child on the autism spectrum. Something that works one day cannot be counted on to work the next day – we must have many bags of “tricks”.
Then along came Julia…Anthony has only really ever dove into the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. He will read if required to but reading is very different from enjoying and choosing to read. But he loves Julia’s books! Every time he reads one (and sometimes he doesn’t finish but that is okay) he takes on certain character roles. He is very impressionable. Then one day – out of the blue – Julia sends us these personalized books for our kids. I couldn’t get the books out of the box fast enough for Anthony. We have only seen her books electronically before and this was a whole new experience being able to hold her books. He stopped what he was doing immediately to read his book. Sephora was going through a bit of a crisis but she read hers as soon as the crisis was over the next day. Anthony loved his so much he snuck it to Sunday school. Then all of a sudden he wanted to know if Julia was a real person… Thanks to Facebook I showed him that she was. Now to someone who doesn’t have a special needs child this may seem rather ordinary – but when you have a child with special needs very ordinary things can become extraordinary.
NOW ABOUT THE BOOKS – I will write about the quality of the books here rather than the content which I keep my book reviews as separate posts (but I assure you – AWESOME). The Personalized Books are available in hardcover or paperback through Frecklebox. The prices are reasonable and there is large selection. The quality is unbelievable. The pages are thick, coated and very durable. I am not concerned about something spilling on them – though I haven’t tried it I am pretty sure the liquid would roll off and be easy to wipe up. Julia has many books available as options but there are also other Personalized Books choices. Anthony has “Anthony & The Magic Pirate Box” and Sephora has “The Hare With The Pearl Earring”.
Frecklebox has many more products than Personalized Books if you are interested. The site specializes in personalized gifts for children. Whatever your needs are – these products are such that the children who receive them will treasure them for many years to come!