Want special Christmas gifts for your children this season that are sure not to contain lead? Try personalized books for children from Printakid. I was fortunate to receive one via The Parent Bloggers Network and this colorful, sturdy book is now one of my daughter Delaney's favorites.
The ordering process at Printakid.com is easy. You select a story and a reading level (I selected preschool) and fill in the information about your child and his or her family and friends that you'd like to include. When ordering our book I selected the story, "Laughing all the Way to School." It's a zany tale about Delaney and her classmates turning into animals while at school one day. Delaney learns throughout the course of the story that the only thing that can change them back into people again is the gift of laughter.
I love how the cartoon character of Delaney looks just like her. When ordering the book you select physical traits that match what your child looks like. Every time we read her book, Delaney points to her cartoon self and says, "That's me!" Another great feature is the ability to specify the child's parents' names as well as those of a few friends which provides each book with an even more personal feel. Delaney loves showing me where her cousins are and what her other friends are doing on various pages. Our book is a fanciful, interactive read that draws Delaney into the story every time we read it by using characters--real people from her life--who are familiar to her.
The personalized nature of these books, in addition to their no-lead factor, should make Printakids books pretty popular this holiday season!