ABCs WITH SOPHIA! (January 2018’s Pick!)


 Abc Sophia cover 

And it’s interior cover which is also super cute!

Abc Sophia interior cover

Author:  Jeanette Bahn

Illustrator: Donna Farrell

Publisher: Read Your Story

ISBN: Every book is created specifically for the child so no two books are alike.

Release Date: Read Your Story was created in 2016

All about it: 

ABCs WITH SOPHIA is one of the coolest, most unique and adorable books I’ve ever given to my granddaughter, Sophia. Not only is her name displayed throughout this interactive book, BUT her photo is perfectly placed into the characters as well.

While we read our way through the alphabet, we also get to pause at the strategically placed questions to study the illustrations.

Until we reach the final page which says Made with love for Sophia! and has an adorable photo of her which captures the magic of this book so perfectly. 

Opening lines:          

This book was made just for Sophia!


A is for astronaut.

Favorite page spread: (A very special book deserves extra special perks. And since this is a book specially made for my adorable granddaughter, Sophia, — you don’t get any more special than that. SO I’m including lots of favorite page spreads!)

Here’s a shot at the final page spread that’s addressed to Sophia. 🙂

Abc Sophia back interior cover

What will kids (and adults) take away after they’ve read it:     

Kids will love seeing not only their name, but their photo as well throughout the book. It truly does become their book! They’ll want to read it over and over again to see themselves in the characters.

Adults will love this cherished keepsake! To see the sparkle in your little ones eyes when they realize THEY are IN the book is a moment in time that you’ll never forget.

About the illustrator: (From her website)

Donna was born and raised in Western New York. She received a BFA from SUNY College at Fredonia. Donna and her husband live near Rochester, New York. They have three wonderful kids and two dogs and very little free-time. Her first book “Here’s a Cheer for Our Childfirst Day” was published in 2007. Donna has since done eight mass market board books and a variety of illustrations for various products; including but not limited to: stickers, gift bags, gift tags, window clings, classroom bulletin board materials.

(added by me😊)

Donna is also the super talented web designer of MANY children’s authors and illustrators including myself. And is the co-creator of RACE CAR DREAMS book trailer. She is a woman of many talents for sure!

About the publisher: (From their website)

Read Your Story is an innovative children’s book publishing company that takes personalized books to the next level. In just a few clicks, you can create a professional-quality printed book featuring your child’s name and face throughout.

Launched in November 2016, Read Your Story is co-founded by two moms and a dad who share a passion for inspiring children with a lifelong love of books and reading. Using the power of technology, Read Your Story can personalize its books by seamlessly embedding names and faces into a story, resulting in a highly engaging experience for children

I love this book! SO:

If you have a special little one in your life and are interested in having one of these adorable keepsake books made for them, head on over to You’ll love the end result, I promise!



3 thoughts on “ABCs WITH SOPHIA! (January 2018’s Pick!)

  1. What an amazing book!! Donna’s illustrations are fantastic, and Sophia is absolutely adorable as the main character! The concept is so clever, and the wording is super cute and engaging. I’m definitely adding this to my go-to list for toddler gifts and baby showers. : )

  2. Oh my goodness! This is adorable! And what a fantastic keepsake book! Every child loves to read about themselves and is so clever. Sweet illustrations and (of course) picture perfect photos.

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