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Personalized books starring a child's favourite toy

Publishing & Media

We’ve seen a few examples of children’s books that can be personalized with photos of the child who will be reading them, but it wasn’t until recently that we learned of one that can be customized to feature a favourite toy instead. Sure enough, French publisher Typlume & Graphine offers a series of books called La Vie de Mon Doudou in which a treasured toy or security blanket is cast as the hero. Parents or other gift-givers simply upload three photos of their child’s security blanket or favourite toy: one head-on, one profile shot and one alternative view. From there, the company stages the “doudou” in various adventures and situations, such as sitting on the back of a cow or riding the Paris metro. Seven story themes are available, including “The day of my security blanket” and “My security blanket protects the planet.” Each spiral-bound, hardcover book costs EUR 29.90 and is printed sustainably in France. Typlume & Graphine currently ships to France, Corsica, Belgium and Luxembourg. (Related: Gravanity books for kidsNarrate-your-own storybook videosPersonalized e-stories for kids on Kindle and iPhone.) Spotted by: Fadila Merizak



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