Monday, September 28, 2009

MJM Books Review and Giveaway!

This is such an awesome idea. . . a book starring your child! MJM Books creates stories that are adorable and totally customizable so that your kid can be the main character.
I would have absolutely loved one of these books when I was a kid!

I got to order the book If I Were Big for Kirsten. The rhymes and rhythms make the story really pleasurable to read to her, and she thinks it's so great to see pictures of herself as a giant and all the things that would happen if she were big. The story has a great message that being small is just the right size, because it's the perfect size to fit in Mommy and Daddy's arms. :) It's such a cute book!

Each of their books is customized with your child's name, and you can also choose the gender, hair color, eye color, and skin color of the main character! It was super easy and fast to go on their website and customize a book too. It only took me five minutes! And I love how you can also enter a special message that will be printed in the book.

The retro-inspired images are beautiful! Here's an example of what one of my pages looks like:

I love the company's motto. . . "Making Reading Fun!"
This is something I've really struggled to do with my two year-old, as it took a LONG time for her to show much interest in books. Now she loves reading stories before naptime and bedtime, but it took a long time to get there! I'm sure that when she gets older and learns to read, she'll love even more having a book with her name in it and a story all about her! This would be so perfect for an early reader!

Another thing I love. . . all of their books are printed on 100% recycled paper!

MJM Books offers three different personalized books. . . If I Were Big, A Day At the Park, and What Animal Are You? Go here to find out all about the three authors and three artists who create these wonderful books!

MJM Books is offering one customized book to one of my readers! Even if you don't have kids yourself, this would make such a wonderful gift that would stand out from all the rest!

Here's how to enter:
*Visit MJM's website and tell me which book you'll want if you are the winner and who it would be for!

Get extra entries when you:
1. Follow my blog!
2. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to me!
3. Mention this giveaway on Facebook and link to my blog
4. Tweet about this giveaway.
5. Just for fun. . . leave me another comment and tell me the name of your favorite childhood book!

*Please leave me a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on October 13'th. Good luck winning this wonderful personalized book!

79 comments:

  1. I would love to get my daughter a day at the park. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  2. my fav books growing up were the amelia bedelia books. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  3. tweeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/4455173465

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  4. How fun! and what a great Idea! I would love to get the If I were Big for my daughter Sophia.

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  5. A Day At The Park for us please. looks like a great book.

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  6. My favorite childhood book would have to be "If you give a mouse a cookie". I still Love it!

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  7. I loved everything by Madeline L'Engle as a kid...still do!

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  8. I'd get "What Animal are You?" for my son.

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  9. I'm not sure I had 1 favorite book. I've always loved "Where the Wild Things Are" (can't wait for the movie) and anything fantasy (Madeline L'Engle, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis...).

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  10. I love the website! And ideas are adorable. I'd get it for my daughters birthday the 23rd of Oct.
    She LOVES to read! I think i'd get the book "If I were big"

    jakellcth @ msn.com

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  11. my favorite childhood book was
    "the box car children"

    jakellcth@ msn.com

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  12. i like the "what animal are you" book and i would get it for my new nephew
    hollow_sins@yahoo.com

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  13. I liked "country mouse city mouse" when I was young
    hollow_sins@yahoo.com

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  14. I like the "If I were Big" book and it would be for my daughter, Emmy :)

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  15. I loved "The Giving Tree" when I was little!

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  16. I loved the book "If I were Big". I almost cried at the end. I would get it for my little boy William who just wants to grow up too fast right now.

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  17. My favorite books were
    "Oh, what a busy day" and
    "The Giving Tree"

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  18. I would love'A Day at the Park' for my Eizalynn!

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  19. One of my favs was 'Leo the Lop' and we now have it for Eiza!

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  20. I would get What Animal Are You? for my 2 year old son, Ethan!
    bethanyhalverson@hotmail.com

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  21. I follow this blog.
    bethanyhalverson@hotmail.com

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  22. My favorite childhood book was Green Eggs and Ham, and now it's my son's favorite too!
    bethanyhalverson@hotmail.com

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  23. If I won I would get "A Day At the Park"...looks super cute!

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  24. My favorite childhood book was a book about a little girl and her very favorite doll...who wasn't as pretty and new as all of her friends' dolls. Grrr...can't remember the name of it but I had my mom read it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. She saved if for me in my hope chest so that I can read it to my girls. Hmmm...need to get that from her since now I have girls to read it to! :)

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  25. I love this idea. "What Animal Are You?" is my favorite. I would give this book to my daughter Kayla. She loves to be read to and is starting to recongnize words now. Love this!

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  26. http://flatfootfloosy.blogspot.com/
    Just blogged about your giveaway.

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  27. I just facebooked too, but I'm not sure how to give you a link to that.

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  28. I must say the "Pokey Puppy" by golden books was always my favorite!

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  29. I would choose if I were big for my little Gracie. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  30. I follow your blog. Thanks!
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  31. I put a link of your giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/posted.php?id=100000184415722&share_id=142744387855&comments=1#s142744387855
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com
    FB Name: Bridgette Groschen

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  32. I tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
    http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/4482721558
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  34. I like If I Were Big!
    sunela at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow!
    sunela at gmail dot com

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  36. fav childhood book: the hungry catapiller

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  37. I'd choose A Day at the Park for my son.

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  38. Favorite book as a child: Charlotte's Web

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  39. I would pick A Day at the Park for my 2 year old boy.
    nnj1031[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  40. I follow your blog
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  41. My favorite books as a kid where the Ramona Quimby books! I can't wait to read them to my kids!
    nnj1031[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. I like a day at the park
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  44. tweet

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/4574080915

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  45. My fave book was wait till Helen comes
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  48. if I were big or a day at the park - too hard to pick one..

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  49. I loved all the beverly cleary books.

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  53. i would choose the "if i were big"book and it would be for my daughter
    thanks

    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. i love 50 below zero book by robert munch

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  55. I used to read Enid Blytons as a kid

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  56. I would get "What Animal Are You?" for my son.

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  57. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/couponlover16/status/4720839134

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  58. My favorite childhood book was "The Little House". It had a cartoon to go with it and everything!

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  59. I would get "If I Were Big" for my kiddos

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  61. I'd love to have What Animal are You for my daughter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  63. I would choose a day at the park for my nephew to hopefully make him a little more interested in reading!

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