We were sent a copy of The Birthday Thief for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
We have previously reviewed the The Kingdom Of You and Lost My Name books from the team at Wonderbly and we were recently asked to review their latest offering, The Birthday Thief. This is the latest release and yet again can be personalised to suit the person you are buying it for. Wonderbly used to be known as Lost My Name but with the extension of their products has come the extension of their brand and so a new name was needed – and I think it is great, don’t you? They have even got an exciting collaboration going on with the Roald Dahl estate this September where you can get a My Golden Ticket book – I’ll definitely have to pick one up for Jack.
The Birthday Thief is a personalised story that changes based on the birth date of the child it belongs to. When their birthday is stolen, our protagonist follows a mysterious trail to find it. This is a book designed for a child’s birthday that will show them how special they really are, on this day and beyond.
As always, I was given a code to order my book so I could personalise it perfectly to suit Jack. You simply start by adding their name and whether they are a boy or girl (choosing a illustration that best suits the person you are buying for) and click preview. You then add in their birth date and Wonderbly do the rest – you can even add in a personalised note at the beginning! So what did we think of our book?
As always, the illustrations are fantastic – really helping to tell the story. As the title probably suggests, the story tells of a birthday thief who steals all of Jack’s birthday away. Cake, candles, presents, everything is gone – and Jack has to go searching for the thief to get it all back.
The story is very twisty and turny; you never quite know if Jack will manage to get his birthday back on track – but he does and he teaches the thief a valuable lesson too. Jack, as always, has loved this book as he has all previous Wonderbly books and can’t wait to see the books they have to offer in the future.
If you want to grab a personalised copy of The Birthday Thief for just £16.99, all you need to do is head over to Wonderbly here and put the required details in. It is perfect for a gift; it shows a lot of thought has been put into it and will be a unique gift that they won’t receive off of anyone else.
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