I was given this product, free of charge, for purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Put Me In The Story is an innovative new personalized children’s book platform that creates highly personalized editions of nationally bestselling children’s books. Far beyond any reading experience, Put Me In The Story will transform and enhance story time by making your child the star of treasured children’s stories…
The hardest part of ordering from Put Me In The Story was selecting which book to buy – I wanted them all! They offer books from everyone’s favorite children’s characters to best-selling children’s books. They have Elmo and Berenstain Bears! Who doesn’t love them?
I adore the Berenstain Bears so making a selection was a tough one for me. I ultimately selected “Find Me if You Can” for three children. My children enjoy I-Spy style books best so I thought this would be a great gift for them. At first I was going to prepare the book for our youngest three children [we have five], then I noticed that the character limit for each name was fourteen characters…. “I can make more than one name fit in that!”.
After discussing the options with my husband, we agreed that squeezing two more children into this book would be a piece of cake!
My next hurdle was selecting photos. This proved to be much more difficult than one might imagine. My suggestions:
- Select photos where the child’s eyes are locked on the photographer and teeth are showing in their smile (or gummy smiles if it is a wee one).
- Use photos that will NOT need to be resized to a larger image to fill the space.
- Don’t use older, scanned into the computer photographs unless they are high quality photos.
Please try to use the best-quality image possible. The recommended settings are 2000 pixels and 300 dpi . If your image is below the minimum resolution/size requirements, do not simply increase the size in your editing software. You must either rescan the image or use a higher-quality image. If you choose to use a cell phone image, be sure the photo is of good quality.
*Information obtained from the FAQ at putmeinthestory.com
Can you find my kids?
When the book arrived, my children were amazed. They gathered around it searching for their photos. It is quite adorable. My baby girl loves this book and requests to look at it DAILY! I am thankful that my bigger bunch enjoys searching through it as much as she does. This allows for them to do something fun together (without complaining).
I strongly recommend Put Me In The Story as a gift for little ones and their families. All of my children, ages one through thirteen, enjoy our book and took delight in seeing themselves in a real book! The best selling books and popular character options available are so wonderful they are almost torture!
Every family needs one of these adorable books for their collection!
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