Saturday, November 22, 2008

Attention grandparents

Here's a great gift idea.

It's a personalized book from Kids Shared You visit the website and choose a book; there are a lot of great classics. I chose "The Prince and the Pauper."

Then you type in a message for the first page. I wrote: This is a book about two boys from different backgrounds, who learn to see things from the other person's point of view. We hope you enjoy it. Love, Mommy and Daddy.

You can then add a picture (of you and your grandchild, perhaps) that will be in black-and-white on the first page, and you can add a colour photo for the back cover.

Kids Shared let me try out their site, and it was fast, easy (you don't have to be a computer genius) and the book is lovely. My thinking is that having photos of your child right in the book will be added incentive for him to read it.

The books start at $19.95 plus about $10 each for shipping within Canada (shipping is free in the domestic US). The range of books is good, including many classics.

I'm hoping this post is in time for the holidays, but check the website or call and ask whether your book will arrive in time. There is a customer service number you can call if you don't have a computer. But if you don't have a computer, how are you reading this blog, eh? Ha! Got you again.


Anonymous said...

I think the shipping is free is domestic US. There's a charge outside of the US and for expedited shipping only.

Joyce Grant said...

Thanks! I've now added that information in the blog post.