A week in review part 3: Tot Books

I think we have established that I am obsessed by books. Growing up, my mum was a journalist and loved reading. For me, I always saw books as a gorgeous Sunday afternoon luxury, a constant friend, a world of adventure just waiting for me at the end of the day.

When my mum gave me a personalised book called The Wattle Fairy for my fifth birthday, I thought it was magical. How did the author know my name? How did she know the name of my street and that I have two older sisters and a dog called Blue? It was my favourite book for years. I may or may not have a fairy tattoo that may or may not have been inspired in part by the story.


The Wattle Fairy. I have a million books. My husband loves moving house with me.

So when the lovely Tracey from Tot Books contacted me about her local start up which uses your child’s photo and favourite activities to personalise a book, I couldn’t wait to see what she’d come up with for Mini. She sent me a free PDF and as I opened it, I could not stop laughing.

Ladies and gentlemen, she did not disappoint.


They tamed her wild curls in ways I could only dream about

The simple, repetitive language used on each page makes this perfect for my little preppie to read to me. And her sister. And herself. And the cat. But come on, the best part about it is that little face. Let’s look at a couple more pages….


I actually avoid taking her swimming and force Insta Husband to go instead but this book allows me to create false memories of excellent mothering so #winning


Her face! I cannot get enough of it. This page is speaking truth.

So overall, All About Me is a big success in our household. If you’d like to order your own, pop on over to their website. It only takes a few minutes and who knows, maybe your child will keep it forever.

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