A while back, I introduced you to Kiki ~ a friendly, lovable bird from ‘Message in a Bottle’, which is a personalised book for children.
And I shared a sneak peak of the book when I received it on YouTube.
Today, I’m sharing a review of the book.
When I unboxed it, the colours immediately appealed to me and I knew they would appeal to our daughter too. She’s 6 years old and absolutely loves, loves, loves reading! Do you get that she loves to read?! 🙂
There really is something about the feel of the book, both physically and aesthetically. It’s pure quality. I initially read it through myself and the tingles I felt when I saw our girl’s name AND address in print in the book were amazing!
When I told her I had a surprise for her, she was excited. And when I told her it was a very special book, she asked me why it was special. So we sat down together and she read it to me. I was looking over her shoulder and I felt her excitement at seeing her name and address printed in the book. The bonding experience was so special that first time (and beyond!)
The story starts when Kiki the bird finds a bottle adrift. The bottle of course has a message inside and although Kiki doesn’t know where she needs to take it for safe delivery, she knows she must try. So the journey begins as we follow Kiki flying the day and night, stumbling upon friendly creatures who help the tired and brave bird to reach her destination. There are few hairy moments when Kiki loses the bottle from her grasp. But she gets the treasured bottle back of course and I think it must be quite obvious that the bottle reaches its destination, thanks to Kiki and her friends.
What an adventure for the friendly animals and for us!
My favourite parts were – Being introduced to Kiki. It’s not difficult to warm to our feathered friend and she so desperately wants to get the bottle to us!
The lovable, colourful, sometimes cheeky characters!
Delivery of the message in a bottle to our girl. 🙂
Our daughter’s favourite parts were –
The jungle spread and she was surprised to see it in the book because she coloured a print-out of an early scene.
The crab! 🙂
So after we had read the book the first time, I asked our daughter why she thought it was a special book. Her answer?
Because it’s for me and I helped to colour it.
This is a special book. You can truly feel the passion behind it, after coming from initial concept, through the Kickstarter launch campaign, to print… amazing!
The over-riding reason this book is so special though? – it’s for the child you want it to be for… it’s bespoke, it’s personalised, it’s a special gift.
And here’s a 15% discount for the first 10 people to visit the Message in a Bottle website and buy the book! How amazing is that?! The code is 2M315N. Just click here to redeem it but be quick – remember it’s the first 10 people from my blog who get the discount!
How can you not love Kiki?
You can follow Kiki’s journey with Message in a Bottle across the World Wide Web!
And you can spread the word by pinning from my Message in a Bottle board on Pinterest
*This is a review post but all opinions are my own.