Book review: Wise(ish) Words for Kids from The Book of Everyone *



We were contacted by the book agent from The Book of Everyone to review  Wise(ish) Words for Kids for our almost 8 year-old-daughter. We thought that this would be the perfect gift for her since she loves reading and already has a huge collection of books and even more so because the book is fully customisable.

To place an order, we visited the website and followed some simple instructions. We started by writing whom the book was for (name to appear inside the book), next we had to select if we wanted the design to be in the original design (which we choose) or grafitti (very arty and funky design) or collage (which may suit older kids better). Next we had to choose if we wanted the quote to be very heartfelt or very cheeky… there was a lever bar which we could move. We next keyed in the name of our child (name to appear in the front – Madeline) and from whom the book is from (name to appear in the front – Mummy and Daddy). Within minutes a draft copy of the book was on the screen, we could opt to either have the original quotes or edit (or all) of the pages in the book which is a great thing as each child is different.

Hope you enjoy reading this blog post and it helps you with options of giving your loved ones a more creative gift.


What we loved about the book?

The 50-page book which is recomended for kids from the ages of 8 to 16 is fully customisable and can be personalised as well.  We also loved the heartwarming and funny quotes in the book to help our child make better mistakes.  Being a bookworm, our daughter loved reading the book and seeing her name on the front page.  The book was well made and the printing was clear, each page had the perfect thickness for a small hand to hold and turn without bending it easily. We found the book could give our daughter more confidence and create positive thoughts in her.

What we did not love about the book?

There was nothing we did not like about the book, but we would have also have liked to have done a similar book for our 4-year-old son, unfortunately we did not thinking he was too young for it. Upon seeing the book, he easily read each page and was wondering why he did not get one…so in hindsite we could have ordered one for him…I guess you are never to young for wise words..


These small cards with funny quotes and discount cards were given to hand over to friends

How do I create the book?

All you have to do is go to Wise(ish) Words Of Everyone’s website, add the name of the child you have in mind, and the platform does all the hard work for you, with their name emblazoned on virtually every beautiful page and incorporated into the sage and sometimes silly aphorisms.

It’s fun to make, free to preview and you can add your own touches to create a one-of-a kind-gift for that special child in your life.  It’s made in minutes – but will give a lifetime of warm-fuzzy feelings and some great lessons for your favourite kid to live by.

Each unique book of Wise(ish) Words is crammed with stunning design where you choose the style and colours and to what extent you’d like the wise(ish) words to be heartfelt or cheeky, and hit create. You can edit at every stage to lovingly tailor the book’s mottos and maxims even further for the child you have in mind.


My daughter loved these stickers which came with the book as well

How much is the book?

You can choose a digital PDF version at £7.95, a softback version for  £23.95, hardback for £29.99 and a deluxe version for £39.95.


This was my daughter’s favourite page in the book

About The Book of Everyone

The Book of Everyone was created as a gigantic heart-thumping, grin-inducing, lip-wobbling celebration of the individual. Because everyone needs to feel loved and unique. And knowing that you share 50% of your DNA with a banana or a billion atoms with Shakespeare is really very important.

Founded by creative directors Jonny Biggins, Jason Bramley, and Steve Hanson, the idea was sparked when Steve purchased all the newspapers on the birth of his son Saul as a keepsake for his 21st birthday (please don’t tell him, he still doesn’t know). They set to work on creating a personalisation platform that could instantly create a book tailored to anyone, stuffed full with curious facts and curveball miscellany, all set against a backdrop of world events.

It’s a daily labour of love that involves all our favourite artists, designers and photographers. Today, we are a multicultural team of writers, designers, technologists, marketers, and lifelong dreamers with hearts set on spreading a big fat dollop of wonderful across the world. With hundreds of thousands of books spread across 175 countries.


Read more: Book Review: On The Bright Side & The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen


* We were sent a copy of the book for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own.


  1. January 3, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    This is such a fabulous idea that would make a crackin’ gift! I love the illustrations too!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 3, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Leigh, its the perfect gift

  2. January 3, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    We love these books! I’ve had a couple now and my eldest really enjoys them, they make such great gifts and I love that you can personalise them!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 9:24 am

      The personalisation part of it is what sold us to the idea, its such a keepsake

  3. January 3, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I love that the book of everyone is quite literally as the title suggests ‘something different’ for everyone to enjoy. I absolutely love how colorful and fun the book is too x

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Yes that’s why its so fun for kids and they love the images too

  4. January 4, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I created a Book of Everyone a couple of years and they are really good quality. I love that they have made one for children now x

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 9:23 am

      So glad to hear that Jenni

  5. January 4, 2018 / 8:57 am

    This is such a lovely idea and could bring a real smile to any kid. Definitely unique, and something special that I think they’ll really remember. One to put on the wishlist for when my son is older.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Yes definitely, I am sure he would appreciate it

  6. January 4, 2018 / 9:49 am

    This is such a nice idea and everyone deserves wise words and quotes x

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks Rhian, we agree as well

  7. January 4, 2018 / 10:08 am

    We absolutely love this company. I got my husband one for Christmas and it’s so lovely. It’s made so well as well which I love and we got the Year he was born fact book. I must get our kids one as well

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Oh wow, sounds like another winner, we need to check that book out too x

  8. January 4, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    What a fabulous idea. Love some of the quotes – think Isaac would love this book

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      So happy to hear that Kara

  9. January 4, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    What an amazing idea. I’m definitely going to make a note of this for the kids birthdays!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      Sure Emily, its a great gift for kids

  10. January 4, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    What a great sounding book for kids, I think everyone needs some uplifting and wise words in there day.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 4, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      Yes totally agree with you there Sarah, positive and uplifting words

  11. January 5, 2018 / 2:43 am

    Oh wow what a great idea for a book!
    I love that the books are customisable and you can edit the quotes in them.
    I’ve seen similar books where they change the name of the main character to your child’s name. It’s such great idea and really helps kids to get into reading!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thanks Kelly, yes a fab idea. We have some of those books too, and kids love them!

  12. January 5, 2018 / 2:55 am

    This is a brilliant idea! I love that you can get it customised and personalised. A perfect gift to our little bookworms.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Yes it definitely is

  13. January 5, 2018 / 6:44 am

    This is such a good gift idea and it is something she can keep and look back on! More publishers should do personalised books.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Yes we agree with that, it makes the book that more special and encourages reading

  14. January 5, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Oh wow this is very cold and unique !

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Yes it is Rikki, thanks for stopping by

  15. January 5, 2018 / 8:49 am

    What a sweet idea, I love that’s it’s fully customisable!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Yes us too Dani

  16. January 5, 2018 / 9:56 am

    As someone really into the publishing world, this is so interesting to see! It’s really taking online printing to the next level – who would have thought we could have customizable books like this?

    Also, the whole idea is just lovely as a gift and I love the design of the pages you’ve shown here!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Evelyne, glad you like it.

  17. January 5, 2018 / 11:29 am

    This is so cool! I wish this was around when I was a kid ahaha

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Yes how lucky kids are nowadays

  18. Hannah
    January 5, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    It sounds like a really good book. I like how it is customized too

  19. January 5, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Ooh I’d love a book with my name on the front page! Personalised books are a great idea for presents 🙂

  20. January 5, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Your photos are adorable and I love this book idea! We had a little project back in grade school to make a book like this.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you Alice, I am sure you have fond memories of your project x

  21. January 5, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    I study to be a social worker and I work mostly with kids. This book might be very appropiate for them! Thanks for sharing <3

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:58 am

      You are right, the perfect book to help build your confidence

  22. January 5, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    What a lovely book to give as a gift! And affordable price too :)!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:57 am

      Yes value for your money

  23. Helen
    January 5, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. I love how customisable the books are and that they can be suitable for such a large age range. The book will make a perfect gift too.

  24. adriana
    January 5, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    This sounds like such a great book for the kids! Definitely would be a great gift I bet also!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:57 am

      Yes a great gift for someone else too

  25. January 5, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    this is brilliant, it would make such a thoughtful gift! I love the ‘never use your favourite song as an alarm’ – I wish I’d had that advice as a child! 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:57 am end up not liking it after

  26. January 5, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Love the statements and quote in this book and its great that it can be personalised. The typography is pretty cool too. Shame I’m not older as I’d love this when I can read properly. – Baby Isabella @dear_mummy

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:56 am

      I am sure you will love this when you can read Baby Isabella

  27. January 6, 2018 / 6:59 am

    This book looks so cool! And the idea of creating is quite uniqie. I’m already over 16 but I think I would really enjoy reading this book myself.

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 6, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Yes its suitable for any age really

  28. Tanya Brannan
    January 6, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Such a great idea and even though they are aimed at children, some of these words of advice are perfect for us adults too!!

  29. January 10, 2018 / 9:10 am

    This is such a positive book for kids! Think an adults version is needed too!

    • yeahlifestyle
      January 10, 2018 / 9:19 am

      We agree, this would suit adults as well

    • April 13, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Hi Charlotte, I’m Steve Hanson from The Book of Everyone.
      You’ll be pleased to know adult versions of our books will be online very soon 🙂

      Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and thanks so much YEAHLIFESTYLE for such a great blog piece.

      Happy days all round

      • yeahlifestyle
        April 13, 2018 / 11:08 am

        Thank you Steve for your reply! It was a pleasure reviewing your book

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