I’ve seen several companies promoting customizable children’s books but never one quite like what Trueberry Books offers. Other books allow you to add your child’s name to a story that is prewritten. Trueberry Books also offers the option of a prewritten story for those of you who want that option but they also provide COMPLETE customization. Read that again. Complete customization. Expand on what they’ve provided or write your own story!
Trueberry Books offer three titles to chose from for your customizable children’s book.
- Doink, Lolli-P and Their Best Friend [Your Child's Name]
- Twinkleberry and [Your Child's Name]
- The Incredible Adventures of [Your Child's Name] and Flappity Jack.
I chose the beautiful fairy story. I preferred to write my children’s story 100% myself. I love the beauty in each detail of this page! The three little gowns remind me of my little ones. Notice the orange areas where they offer tips on how to change a picture or add an inset image of your own as I did above.
I was a little disappointed that some of the illustrations were far less detailed than this one almost as if another illustrator did them. My only other negative critique is that the actual printed text is a bit smaller than the preview page and on the pages that I didn’t provide an inset image the text moved from the center of the page to the upper corner which looked odd.
Here is an example of the prewritten text I could have chosen to expand on instead. You can still customize dates and stories about your child that only you would know (their favorite foods, how they were named, their birth date/story) as well as inset images of those special moments. Each book is 23 pages long and if one of the images isn’t quite right for your story you have the option to switch it out with a few other illustration choices.
This video shows exactly how the online interface works. It was very quick and simple (other than the creative brainstorming and editing it took for me to write the story and chose the perfect inset images). *Note: I had some trouble using the book interface in Safari but Google Chrome worked perfectly.
We love you Alice Mae, Elliot Nathan and Alexis Marie. We think of you every day and wish you were in our arms. May you be in peace in Heaven today with your siblings playing and giggling!
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Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review however all thoughts remain 100% my own.