I love turning my kids pictures and drawings into books. Whenever I come across an offer for a free photo book or a way to get one inexpensively, I go for it. I happened to use a photo book Groupon for both of these books. We have several little personalized books that the kids love to read.
When my oldest was 5, he drew a really cute book. So I scanned it in, uploaded it into a photo book and he was beyond thrilled to have his story published into a real, hardcover book. I love that it’s preserved and that now it’s a favorite bedtime story.
So our most recent family book was this one (sorry about the flash, not the best lighting):
The Z Took a Trip to the Zoo!
I love “The Z Was Zapped” by Chris VanAllsburg, so I used it as inspiration and found family pictures to go with each letter of the alphabet. Here are some of the pages we came up with.
(thanks to my teething daughter!)
My first-grader brought these Imagination glasses home from school one day. Perfect for I!
(and eating peppermint ice cream!)
(one of my favorite pages!)
(is the Dad dog pile a common thing at your house too?)
(a picture of our family at our visit to the zoo)
Books can be so much fun. Do you have any other great ideas for personalized books?!