AD | If you haven’t read a Roald Dahl book before leaving Primary School what have you been doing? Roald Dahl is an absolute legend in the field of children’s literature and deservedly has a day of celebration dedicated to his life and work each and every year; his wonderfully written stories were some of my most read as a child!
Our little man recently discovered Dahl’s books, after hearing about him on Roald Dahl day at school, and of course being huge book lovers ourselves we immediately ordered him the box set to work our way through! Like me at that age, his favourite so far has been the ever popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and I have lost count of the times we have also watched the movies (yes both of them – although his favourite is the Gene Wilder version!).
Keen to continue to keep his interest in reading going and always looking to add to our ever growing home library we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to select a book from Wonderbly. If you haven’t heard of them, Wonderbly are a company specialising in personalised books for children and more recently adults. They offer a variety of titles for children of all ages from early readers to those reading independently. With a range of options to personalise, one thing they all have in common is that your child is centre stage.
So, what’s the connection to Roald Dahl I hear you ask…. well as we browsed the site to make our selection we discovered Wonderbly have created a book in collaboration with the man himself, and we immediately knew our search was over!
My Golden Ticket is like a dream come true for any Chocolate Factory fans as they are gifted their very own special shiny ticket from Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket themselves for a once in a lifetime tour of the factory. We were able to add our little mans name as well as someone to accompany him on his journey – we chose Daddy who was equally as involved in the story line and provided quite a few laughs for us! We were also able to add a personalised dedication to Leo which was printed on the title page, such a great idea to make a memorable keepsake gift. We were also able to view a full preview of every page of the book before ordering which I think is fabulous.
We chose the hardback edition of the book which is wonderful quality. It has 38 really sturdy, thick pages which are filled with colourful illustrations, diagrams and maps which really help bring the story to life. The story itself didn’t disappoint with a well thought out story line personally written around the recipients name and filled with the weird, wonderful, tongue twisting language synonymous with Dahl.
Leo was extremely excited when the book arrived and loved the special Willy Wonka gift wrap, available as an added extra at the checkout. We have read it so many times already in the few weeks since it was delivered and I just know it’s going to continue to be a favourite. The story really made him feel involved and part of the book – he was so excited to see his name spelled out at the finale – and it was a joy to see his excitement as we shared it together! I love personalised books and we do have a few on our shelves already, but I can honestly say this is my favourite by far, I would have loved this book as a child and if I could get away with it maybe even now!
There are a vast range of books titles available on the Wonderbly website which can be printed in 12 different languages and shipped worldwide. In my opinion there is no better gift than the gift of reading and a personalised title would make the perfect gift for Birthdays, Christmas or even just because! We love our book and I’d highly recommend Wonderbly’s easy to use website and quick delivery service as well as the high quality products they produce.
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**We were gifted an copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own**
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