“It’s my favorite book.”

When your normally anti-reading child (yes, that’s a thing) chooses a “favorite book” and wants to read it not once, not twice, but three times in one night, you know that this so-called “favorite book” is magical. That was our experience with our first TimTimTom personalized bilingual book.

With TimTimTom, our son is the hero of the story

TimTimTom offers three different personalized bilingual book themes: a football/soccer story, a Swan Lake/dance story, and an underwater adventure/swimming story. For our book, we chose the football/soccer story in English and German, our target language. Disclaimer: We were given a TimTimTom book in exchange for our honest review.

Unlike many kids books, this one blew me away with its substance. For a kids book, it’s a page turner! Its 30 pages is the perfect length — not too long and not too short — and each page has a great amount of content, which makes the price of the book very fair and reasonable.

The book follows the archetypal story pattern of the hero’s journey, and, as the title suggests, in this particular story, your child saves the game. Finding a story that both parent and child appreciate isn’t easy, but it’s possible with TimTimTom.

What we love most about TimTimTom’s personalized bilingual book

As a mom, one of my favorite aspects of the book is the ability to submit a personalized message to be printed at the beginning of the book. Here was ours:

To our dearest son, the spunkiest, silliest, most superhero-loving kid we know. Remember, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so always take the shot. We are so proud of the big boy you’re becoming and look forward to all the wonderful times ahead of us.

Wir haben dich immer lieb!

Love, Mommy & Daddy

Writing that inscription blessed me. It was a heartwarming experience to put pen to paper and write a short note of love to my son.

Next is the personalization of the character. In addition to choosing the name and gender, you can get specific on eye color and shape, skin color, and hair color and type. “It’s me!” our child said when he saw the book for the first time and recognized his name on the cover. What’s special, too, is that we didn’t personalize any of the other characters, but there are two other characters who look like his two best friends, a boy and a girl, from his language immersion school. So fun!

Finally, the language options are broad: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The TimTimTom team plans on adding even more, too. You can choose one language or you can choose two, and if you choose two, the order (top or bottom) is up to you!

You can’t go wrong with a TimTimTom personalized bilingual book

As the holidays approach, ’tis the season to purchase this magical, customizable book for your own children, your nieces and nephews, and your friends’ kids. By buying a TimTimTom book, you’re not only spreading bilingual cheer, but you’re also supporting a small business with a noble mission. We love TimTimTom and know you will too!

Order your TimTimTom book here.

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