I was recently asked if I would like to review one of the Peppa Pig books from PenWizard. Sydney really likes Peppa Pig, so I happily accepted the request.
The website was really user friendly. I liked the fact there were so many book titles to choose from, and the personalisation options were good too. I decided the “Peppa Goes To Sydney’s Birthday Party” would be a good choice, as Syd is 1 in a few weeks’ time.
Creating the book online was a really easy process. I loved the fact I could change Sydney’s character’s appearance, so she looked like herself. I also liked the fact I could change the number in the balloon, so that it was the “correct” age for Sydney, too.
It took me around 10 minutes to complete my order online. The cost of the A4, paperback book was £17.49, delivered. 3 days after I placed my order, the book arrived via Royal Mail.
I was really happy with the look of the book, from the outset. Here’s what I thought in a bit more detail:
The cover is glossy, and shows the Sydney character I created, the number 1 balloon I chose, and the title of the book – complete with the birthday girl’s name!
The inside cover was quite heavily branded with Penwizard information. It also showed the Ladybird publishing information, and the Peppa Pig copyright information. The next page was one I could add customisable text to. I opted to say the book was “from” Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig, but you could write whatever you wanted in this section. The story pages are all Matt finish, and great quality. They are well printed, too.
Without giving too much of the “plot” away, the story is mainly about the build up to Sydney’s party, not the party itself. The story features “Sydney”, Mr Zebra, Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s Play School friends appear, briefly too. I liked the flow of the story, but it would have been nice if there was an option to include other real life people’s names or characters. I would have liked to be able to use a nickname on occasion, too.
The last page of the book is the same image as the first page. It displays a generic message. If I had known this message was in the book, I would have written something different on the inside page.
The back cover gives a brief synopsis to the story. It is glossy, like the front page. The back page features the publishing information, too.
All told, I really like the Peppa Pig and Me book. I hope that Syd will love it too. The book is very well made, and I would expect it to last for a long time – assuming I can prevent Syd from ripping it up while she is a baby. The spine is strong, and feels really secure.
I would give the Peppa Pig And Me book 4/5, losing 1 mark because I think extra personalisation options (like adding a sibling or friend as a party guest, and using a nickname for your child) would have been great.
I recommend it though, and would purchase more in the future.
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the book for the purposes of this review, but all words and opinions are my own.