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4th August - 5th August
3rd August - 4th August
3rd August - 4th August
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You'll love this because...
Your child takes the starring role in this fun rhyming tale from the night before Christmas.
Your child’s name appears throughout the book
Write a special message on the title page
Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
Available in softback
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch, and to keep your book protected as time passes
In this funny and charming tale, it’s Christmas Eve and every child is leaving scrumptious mince pies for Santa as he makes his way around the world, delivering presents for good boys and girls. However, Santa has eaten one pie too many and his growing tummy causes him to get stuck in the chimney!
Luckily your child is on hand, taking on the role of the heroic dog who helps free Santa! Written in jolly rhyming verse, your child plays a starring role in our personalised Santa storybook with their name throughout the story and sprinkled across the colourful illustrations. You’ll be able to create the perfect gift in time for Christmas!
How To Personalise Your Santa Book
Personalise your book with any name up to 12 characters, which will be printed throughout the book in the story and illustrations. Add a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line, which will appear on the title page.
When entering your personalisation, please note that accents, emojis and other symbols can’t be used as our system doesn’t support these. Make sure to double check your spelling!
Why not add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch?
🌲 Our books are made from responsibly sourced paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper manufacturers. 🌎
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re an open book when it comes to feedback! So let us know how your experience was? From finding the book you were looking for to making it personal, every little detail is important, so we can learn and perfect your shopping experience for the next time you return!
DRowe29 Nov 2019
I wish that the main character was not a dog-a child or an elf would have been better. It was an original story, which I was looking for, so kudos to you for having one. Pricey, but a good keepsake.
Margaret8 Jan 2019
I ordered this personalised book for my Granddaughter. A third into the book the name changed to that of her dog which was a bit confusing. I was told that the story is told through the eyes of the dog but this is not made clear when ordering.
In the Book Team22 Jan 2019
Thank you for your review.
We are sorry to hear that you feel this way in regards to the content, with this particular Book the Child does take on the role of the Heroic Dog who ends up saving Christmas, we state this information on the Book page under the product description and have a flip though Book on the website for this to be read before purchase as an example of what you would be receiving however we appreciate your valuable feedback and will pass this onto our website team.
If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our UK Customer Service Team on 0330 058 0403 or [email protected]
Kind Regards, The In The Book Team
MARGARET17 Dec 2018
The book i ordered is not what i expected. i was asked to download a photo that would be used i the book and wasn't. I have purchased a book from other companies in the past and have always been satisfied but this book is a disappointment
In the Book Team9 Jan 2019
Thank you for your feedback.
We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Book received.
A member of our customer service team has contacted you directly to discuss the image that has not come through on the Book to see what has happened here and get the issue resolved for you.
Once again we are sorry for this and the inconvenience this has caused you.
Kind Regards The In The Book Team
Tammy F10 Dec 2018
Love love love my Christmas books. The kids are going to be thrilled to see their names in the book.
Fabulous, such a beautiful book with personalisation; my granddaughter will love it
- Hannan Al-Tahan
Nichola Cuming31 Jul 2021
Very disappointed in the book
Very disappointed in the book, misleading certificate on title page looks like a small sticker I could have placed on myself, poor value for money- quick dispatch was the best bit
MT29 Jul 2021
Constant calls about delivery
Constant calls about delivery. The people on the phone actually have no control over when an item gets sent out so it was just constantly false information. I actually didn’t need the item after it arrived late, but I couldn’t stand speaking to them on the phone again to go over the refund process which they probably would have not allowed as it was personalised.
Really bad experience
In the Book Team30 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review.
We have looked into your order details and can see that the operators tried to assist as best as they could under the circumstances.
Your order was placed late on the 14th meaning that officially this would go into production on Thursday the 15th and was therefore quoted delivery between the 16th and 20th which does include production time as well as delivery due to the bespoke nature of this product. You then requested to have this delivered by the 16th giving us a day to process the order when we usually allow between 1-2 working days for production so when you upgraded the order it did cause some confusion but despite the inconvenience caused, we tried our very best to process the order as quickly as possible which was then delivered on the Saturday which is not a guaranteed day for delivery.
With that in mind and the time frame in which we were given (less than a day to process the personalised gift) your order was processed and despatched with delivery being one day later than expected, we are so pleased to hear that after every effort made, you have received a really bad experience.
We can confirm that a refund has been processed a gesture for the difference paid for your delivery.
Kindest regards In the Book.
Carl Palmer27 Jul 2021
Quality product. Very quick delivery
Kevin McGaughy27 Jul 2021
Ordered and paid for a book for my…
Ordered and paid for a book for my mother, promised delivery was july 16-21. Today is the 26th and your website has no info on my order, nothing, and obviously no delivery. Yet, my bank account clearly shows a $99.98 payment to inthebook on july 7, 2021. Update: Inthebook contacted me the next morning, updated me on the shipping and my mother’s book arrived the next day. She’s 84 and it’s been awhile since I’ve seen her tears of joy. All’s well that ends well. Thank you, and I’ve updated my review to reflect 5 stars.
In the Book Team28 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review.
We can see that you have contacted our customer service team who have provided your tracking information and a screenshot of your expected delivery which is now showing as delivered as of July 27, 2021 at 11:26 am.
The website does provide your order information when you enter your email address and full zip code, if that is unsuccessful we do provide our contact information within your email confirmation.
Due to the delay in delivery we have requested a refund for your delivery cost and hope that this will go towards an apology. If you need any further assistance, please email us at [email protected]
Kind regards In the Book.
John lilley26 Jul 2021
Ordered a personalised book for my 4…
Ordered a personalised book for my 4 year old grandsons birthday, i included a message inside , the encyclopaedia had some very informative bits of information , and bright colours. A nice personalised present to keep.
Very happy with it