Our 5-year-old son loves football and seeing that its Worldcup season at the moment makes it even more fun and exciting for him. He is into football terms, learning about penalty shootouts and wants to know who is playing and what their scores are. He’s even learnt all the top football players names by heart. So when we were contact by My Magic Story about reviewing a personalised children’s book titled The Magic of Liverpool FC, we could not pass this. Although the company has created a few personalised book, we were told that The Magic of Liverpool FC is the first book on the market that contains a customised story based on Liverpool Football Club. Read on to find out more about our review of the book.
The book was relatively easy to order online. We were first asked to select the gender of the child, we picked ‘boy’ for Thomas, keyed in his name and picked a protagonist which resembled him the closest. Next we were asked to key in a free personal message which would be added into the book (if we wanted to). You can see the print screen shots of how we did it, its that simple.
It took less than a week before the book was with us. Soon as we received it, we noticed the Liverpool FC hologram stamp at the back of the book to indicate that that the book was an official licensed product. The book had 42 pages and the paper as well as print quality was great. Also loved the hardcover of the book which made it more stylish.
The book is recommended for kids aged 10 and below. Thomas quickly took to the book and enjoyed reading it immediately. He took a couple of days to finish reading it and with mum’s help as well. He immediately recognised Mo Sallah (who is one of his favourite players at the moment). The book allowed the reader (in this case Thomas) to be the main character in the book and apart of the team as his name was indicated almost in every page and allow him to go on an adventure with the players. It also gave him the chance to share a changing room with Salah, Firmino, Mane or Henderson and the chance to play with the team.
Here’s a quick sneak peak video if you want to have a look inside the book
- This book is absolutely a great present for any Liverpool Football Club Fan
- Although sent from Barcelona, the book arrived perfectly packaged and in less than a week of ordering.
- You can add a personalised message for free
- This is an Official Licensed Product
- A minimum of 9 players from the first team will be present in the book, so you are guaranteed to see your favourite players featured.
- Totally loved the illustration in the book
- If you have made a mistake when ordering the book ie typo in the name, character selection or the personalised message. You have up to 20 hours to make the changes.
- Thomas enjoyed being apart of the team and he felt that he scored the goal
We can’t think of any negatives, just that it could be a little too long of a read for a 5 year-old for one seating as its quite wordy. I am guessing any 7-year-old would have read this easy on their own. That being said, it was fine for me to read the book together with him and he was so happy being involved in every stage of the book. We only hope that more books like this would be created for the other football fan clubs.
How much does the book cost and how can I order one?
The standard book is priced at £26.90 including VAT but for just £4.99, you can upgrade your book to a 2mm card hardcover. You can order a copy of your book here.
About the book
The book is written by The Story Tailors SL with the text written by Gullermo Gonzalex and Fiona Thomson while the beautiful images are illustrated by Maria Montolio, Sara Garcia Salabert and Sara Vila with the help of Marina Velasco and Valeria Escalona.
- Each book contains 42 customised pages in A4 landscape format (28.7cm x 21cm)
- Printed on glossy paper 170gsm (PSC certificate)
- High strength sealing
- Optional plastic cover (rigid paper 380gsm paperlinx) or hardcover (2mm)
About Story Tailors
The Story Tailors is a company founded in Barcelona in 2015, by Spanish and German entrepreneurs with extensive experience in marketing, technology and children’s entertainment. The idea and the spirit of the company was to create magical and endearing stories that would arouse children’s interest in books and offer parents a pedagogical tool to encourage a love for reading. The first book that they successfully launched, The Magic of My Name, is a personalised book based on the letters of a child’s name. The book is available in 8 languages and has sold more than 100,000 books in its first year. In 2016 the company launched a new product line, Story of my Name, a personalised mini books series (15cm x 13cm) dedicated to each member of the family. These books are available in 6 languages and are distributed in 14 countries worldwide. In 2017 the company launched another personalised book. My Magical Numbers is based on a special date, such as a birthday, baptism or first day of school, and is now available in English, German, Catalan and Japanese with many more languages to come. Under the brand My Magic Team, the company aims to enlarge their portfolio of personalised books based on major football teams. Their first successfully launched personalised football book was The Magic of FC Barcelona in 2017 before creating The Magic of FC Liverpool.
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* We were sent a copy of the book for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own.