~I received a personalized copy of the Following Featherbottom book from MarbleSpark for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.~
There is something special about becoming a part of a story; not just by having your name in the book, but actually having the whole story just about you. When Following Featherbottom arrived at the house from MarbleSpark my son kept calling it the “Judah book”, because his name was right on the front in multiple colors. More than that, it was about how his name was found by a very important pelican named Featherbottom and his friend Pierre du Pond the frog.
Featherbottom and Pierre search the world over for the perfect name. They’re in a hurry after all, as any moment he will arrive and it must be delivered just in time. They come upon continents and countries with multiple animals and objects where they pick up one letter after another and add it to the long ribbon that would eventually spell out the most important name.
At the end of the journey, they make it just in time. It shows the date by which it must arrive and then has a Delivery Confirmation to be signed by the borrower. Judah loves seeing where the letters for his name came from. Each image has hidden large letters that the kids can find on each page and at the end it shows a map where their letters came from across the world.
MarbleSpark has other personalized children’s books with the same feel to them. The idea is to make the child feel uniquely special in their stories, just as they are in their own lives. Following Featherbottom also offers early geography and “I Spy” style illustrations for children. It includes the child’s name (first/last), their birthday, nickname, dedication from the sender and personalized hardcover. You can also select different letters and choose up to 3 different hardcover background colors!
For every child who ever asked where their name came from and every parent who ever imagined the possibilities, Following Featherbottom is a keeper.