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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 on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Hand-drawn illustrations on every page
Available in softback, hardback or classic hardback
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch
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 personalized Santa story book with their name throughout the story and sprinkled across the colorful illustrations. For a special keepsake, the hardcover edition comes with your little one’s name embossed in gold. With three fantastic covers to choose from, you’ll be able to create the perfect gift in time for Christmas.
How to Personalize
Personalize your book with any name up to 12 characters, which will be printed on the cover and featured 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.
There are three cover options to choose from: The 11 x 8″ softback and hardback are available in the standard cover. The 11 x 8″ classic hardback is bound in a premium hardcover with gold lettering. Why not add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch?
Check your personalization: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Frum10 Dec 2018
Love love love my Christmas books. The kids are going to be thrilled to see their names in the book.
JMB3 Dec 2018
Perfect for age of child I needed it for.
Chanda 28 Nov 2018
Excellent quality. My 3 year old grand daughter loved it. The next time I will order the hard back.
Val Pattinson18 Nov 2018
Book looks lovely. Hope grandson likes it.
Kate Derbyshire13 Oct 2018
A great story, and even better when you can put a name in it.
Charlotte8 Oct 2018
Basic book, basic personalisation. Not great value for money
In the Book Team25 Oct 2018
Thank you for your review.
We are sorry to hear that you feel this way in regards to the book.
On the website we do have a special feature where you can flip through the book before this is purchased, this is an example book to show where your chosen name will be integrated within story.
We do take all feedback on board and can pass this onto the relevant team.
If you wish to discuss this further with the team please do on 03300580403 or email@example.com
Kind Regards The In The Book Team
bettsy29 Aug 2018
This is a lovely book for Christmas and I hope my 3 year old Grandson will enjoy it.
The font size was not very good for a young child to read, it was too 'fussy',.
Also the child's name was not mentioned enough.
Bryan DeLaCruz30 May 2020
katie harper30 May 2020
wonderful fast shipping my grandson…
wonderful fast shipping my grandson loved it i will ordgreater one for all my grandchildren
Veronica Maggio30 May 2020
Very disappointed with how they deal with complaints. Poor service
mavis smith30 May 2020
My order came through very quickly and…
My order came through very quickly and the friend we gave it to for a birthday gift was extremely pleased with it. It was lovely. Very many thanks.
customer29 May 2020
Excellent service beautiful book very…
Excellent service beautiful book very special 1st Burthday Book a real treasure
Adam29 May 2020
Not interested in full customer satisfaction
Uploading a photo on the inset of the book was one the features that made me purchase the book, but this did not upload as I found out when the book came through late! Slightly disappointed they didn’t offer a reprint as a goodwill gesture for full customer satisfaction. The book was one of a number of presents for a 5 year old. So seeing her pic on the book would have made all the difference
Tammi Clark29 May 2020
Purchased as a gift
Purchased as a gift. Delivered earlier than expected, it turned out to be an awesome addition to a true baseball fan’s collection. Embossing was perfect, book was exactly what we expected.
Phillippa29 May 2020
The book is great Great gift
The book is great . Thank you. Perhaps we have chosen a larger file photograph