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The First Day at School Book

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Delivery InformationFrom: 28th Apr

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You'll love this because...

Your child’s name appears on the cover and throughout this story about starting school!

  • Your child’s Name appears on the cover
  • Write a special Message on the title page
  • Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
  • Available in paperback or hardcover
  • Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch

Starting school can be an exciting but daunting time for children, and books about school can help children prepare. This first day of school book designed for preschoolers introduces some ideas about what to expect at school, and is a beautifully illustrated story your child will love to read! As well as giving children the confidence they need to walk through the classroom doors, the book is also a lovely gift to remember their special day. 

Our personalized starting school book features your child’s own name on the cover, and is incorporated into the artwork and story. You can also add a personal good luck message to the title page! Your little one will be eager to learn in their new school after receiving a book made especially for them, all about their big day!

How to Personalize Your First Day at School Book

Personalize with any name up to 12 characters, and a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line.

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When entering your personalization, 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!

🌲 Our books are made from responsibly sourced paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper manufacturers. 🌎

9.8ins
First Day at School Book
13.9ins

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Rated 5 out of 5

based on 12 reviews

In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.

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!

Stephanie Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 14 Sep 2020

Excellent personalised book for my 4 yr old grandson. He loves the personalised photo on the back cover.

Marie Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 2 Sep 2020

Loved this book so does my granddaughter.

MichelleH Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

This personalised first day at school book is excellent, I was really touched when I read it and I know the parents of the child I have bought it for will be too, and it is something that they can cherish and keep and give to her when she is older.

Jean Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

I bought this as a present for a little girl who is very fond of Rabbits. This book was just what I was looking for in picture format and text. Little girl was absolutely thrilled when I gave it to her. So I am very pleased indeed with my purchase. Arrived very quickly too.my only criticism is... children in the UK are taught to read and write with one capital letter and then lower case letters in their name. The text in the book is a mixture of First letter capital followed by lower case, and all capitals. Rather a shame that they have done this in my opinion.however, I would still purchase again.

Orla Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Alice loved her book and Mum was delighted with it. All the characters are her favourite friends and she related to them straight awayAlice is starting school in Sept so thus book gives her all she needs to prepare for this big step in her lifeThankyou for supplying a n apt storyline that a child can understand

Marianna Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Excellent service and a wonderful book to read my grandson just loves the pictures too

olo4 Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

What a buy!!This book is just fantastic. The pages are colourful and well illustrated.... but the story is outstanding. It brought back memories of taking my two daughters to their first day at school. I bought this for my granddaughter.... she loves it and it has put her at ease and she is now really looking forward to her first day at school in a few days time!

Claire Greenough Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Very good books and fast delivery

Mandy Sansby Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

Really loved the book, loved the bright pictures and how the name was on every page! Would definitely buy this again!

pmf Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 29 Aug 2018

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Gail Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 22 Apr 2021

Very pretty box and a delightful book…

Very pretty box and a delightful book for granddaughter

Christine Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 21 Apr 2021

This book is great im so impressed

This book is great im so impressed

Ms Saima Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 21 Apr 2021

Very happy with all 4 books!

Very happy with all 4 books!

O Uddin Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 20 Apr 2021

Very easy to purchase what I needed…

Very easy to purchase what I needed from the website. Delivery was fast and the books were exactly as ordered (personalised). A very pleasant shopping experience.

Susan Gilchrist Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 20 Apr 2021

Quick sevice

Quick sevice, arrived on time

Jenny Sinclair Trustpilot product review 1 star rating 20 Apr 2021

DONT DO BUILD A BEAR U ONLY THE BOOK!

DONT DO BUILD A BEAR U ONLY THE BOOK!! SCAM wasted 28 pound on this for my sons birthday very disappointed and angry. Would not recommend to anyone. Very arrogant on the phone when calling to ask about the item. And email reply wasn't any better. Save your money and either build a bear on the website or go elsewhere like etsy or not on the highstreet. If i could minuses stars I would as even 1 is to much

CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Trustpilot product review 3 star rating 20 Apr 2021

The book itself is absolutely beautiful…

The book itself is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully illustrated. I couldn’t upload a photo onto the website, it kept sticking, so I ordered the book on a bank holiday Friday evening and it was confirmed at 2000h same night. I e mailed in the book with a photo attached the following morning Saturday at 0730h and asked if anything could possibly be done to attach it. I received a reply that it was too late, already in production, nothing could be done. In 12hrs ? I was really disappointed - I wish I had contacted CS before placing my original order. Also I assumed Alice would somehow be woven into the stories as advertised “in the books” other stories but The Ultimate Princess Collection does not offer this. Your child’s name appears on the top of each page but they are actually not IN the stories. If I ordered again I would be much more aware of what is actually on offer. In The Book does not mean IN every story, so read carefully before ordering as I’m sad to say I didn’t do.

  • In the Book Team 22 Apr 2021

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Once a customer has confirmed their order, it is not always possible to add/amend personalisation, as our Production Team are currently working 24 hours a day to keep up with the demand on orders and a photo does have to be uploaded at the time of ordering. With your order, unfortunately your book has already been printed and therefore amendments could not be made, which we do apologise for.

    In regards to the Child’s name throughout the book, unfortunately this is not possible with every book that we sell, however we do make it clear within the product information. With the book that you have ordered, we do confirm that your child’s name will appear on the cover and on each page. We do apologise if this information was missed at the time of ordering.

    As a gesture, we have applied a 10% discount to your order, which has been refunded to you. We hope will help towards rectify your dissatisfaction.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kind Regards,
    The In The Book Team

Georgina Howe Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 20 Apr 2021

Great book presented well

Great book presented well Little expensive

Michael Kaye Trustpilot product review 4 star rating 19 Apr 2021

A great cover and fronts piece.

A great cover and fronts piece. However, Some of the early pages were unreadable even with glasses and a magnifying glass in use. Some of the pages of the 1960s were unreadable as well, and one was even shown to be torn and disheveled as if lifted from a dustbin.

Gemma Trustpilot product review 5 star rating 19 Apr 2021

Absolutely brilliant company

Absolutely brilliant company. Bought the Leeds united memory book It is brilliant cant wait to give the gift because I know the recipient is going to be absolutely amazed by it.

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