Inscribing Children’s Book Gifts
The first gift that was given to me when I had PudStar was ‘Puffling’. It was given to me by the wonderfully talented Trish Buckley. I cried immediately on opening and reading the inscription. Okay I had just had a baby, hadn’t slept for about three days and the baby wouldn’t stop crying, but I still tear up every time I read her inscription. ‘Puffling’ is a gorgeous book to give as a ‘Welcome to the World’ present and is on my list of books to give to babies.
You can purchase ‘Puffling’ in hardcover (so much nicer) here.
I have many books from my own childhood, and the ones I have kept are the ones which are inscribed to me personally. It’s so lovely to see the dates and remember who gave them to us. I have all my old ‘Miffy’ books and each has name written by mum, with the year they were purchased (librarian much? I got the librarian gene from her). Mum still writes in all the books she gives to her five granddaughters, except now she has gone upmarket with a Vistaprint sticker which has space for the child’s name, and says ‘a book gift from Nonna and Papa’. Like me, mum may need therapy for a Vistaprint problem.
You’ve no idea how much I love seeing these inscriptions from…hmmmm…SOME TIME AGO.
Honest to goodness, Trish writes THE best inscriptions doesn’t she? Look at this one:Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases. If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.