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The famous poem by Edward Lear and his posthumously published poem, “The Children of the Owl and the Pussycat”
Personalise with the individual’s name on the cover
Add a special message on the opening page
Presented in a unique gift box
Filled with images by the illustrator and author, Edward Lear
Available in hardback and measures 20 x 20cm
All kids love a bit of nonsense! The Owl and the Pussycat poem by Edward Lear is weirdly wonderful, written in rhyme and boasts original illustrations by Lear on every other page. Along with large easy-to-read-text, the individual will absolutely adore naming and spotting the Owl, Pussycat and the Turkey – they’ll be mesmerised at just how realistic the illustrations are!
Even more amazing, the book itself is bound in a special, hardback cover which features the recipient’s name on the front. Their name is even embedded along the top of each page too, presented inside a one-of-a-kind gift box for a timeless finish. At the back of the book, the individual will find a marvellous surprise… Edward Lear’s posthumously published poem about the Owl and the Pussycat’s offspring is included at the end of the story, so the individual can find out what happened after this famous pair sail in their pea green boat!
Personalise the book with any name of up to 12 characters over 1 line, which will appear on the cover of the book and along the top of every other page. Add a special Message of up to 80 characters over 2 lines, which will appear on the opening title page.
The book is available in hardback, presented inside a unique gift box with embossing. The book itself measures 20 x 20cm (L X W). Check spelling, punctuation and capitalisation. Accents and other symbols cannot be printed unless otherwise stated.
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We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Susan Wadsworth9 December
So pleased with this beautiful book in a lovely presentation box
It arrived quickly and looks ideal as a present for my son. I cannot judge the quality of its contents
- Mrs E Brumsen
Fiona - Bledlow Bucks26 January
Lovely gift for a milestone birthday
Lovely gift for a milestone birthday, and beautifully packaged. The only improvement i can think of would be to be able to choose a newspaper from the area of your choice ie, the area you were born in. Nottingham has no relevance to my family. That said, still a lovely gift.
J Power26 January
Lovely packaging and presentation
Lovely packaging and presentation
Dr. Ella Burton25 January
The book did not arrive at the time it …
The book did not arrive at the time it was scheduled. My email and telephone call were responded to in a very impersonal manner.
Dr Ella M Burton
My husband was very pleased with the…
My husband was very pleased with the newspaper.
Joseph 24 January
I am from Australia. There is no tracking number provided once the book has been dispatched. The book arrived 3 days after the estimated time frame however, it was still in time for the event where the book was to be given as a gift. When I called In The Book, I was advised that it can take upto 26 business days to arrive. The service was acceptable.
Unhappy customer23 January
Book itself is great but is only…
Book itself is great but is only suitable for white little boys which seems unfair. all well and good personalising the name but if your child is of a different race or gender to the illustration, the book is pointless. Feels like this needs to be made clearer on the website.
Customer services not very understanding and slow at responding.
Jill Jones22 January
Have bought 3 of these books now so…
Have bought 3 of these books now so pleased with them !
Joanne Elliott22 January
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th…
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th birthday - he was born on 7th January 1940.
When he opened the paper it was 8th January and also a Glasgow Herald which would be great for someone who lived in this area but not for someone who doesn’t.
I emailed the day after his birthday 8th January to enquire why this was and apart from an automatic reply to say I would be contacted, have heard nothing. Needless to say I am disappointed with the customer service I have received.
Karen Ashworth22 January
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson…
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson for his 1st birthday. Thank you.