By Kate Murray
This is a personalised book with a difference. Not only does it put your child at the centre of the story but the narrative is designed to teach children about self-belief and confidence.
The Adventures You’ll Have is a collaboration between dynamic online retailer Hippo Blue and author/illustrator Brett Curzon of Bill the Fish fame. It comes personalised with your child’s name in print to place them at the centre of the story, but this personalised book is a little different. The aim of this book is to teach your child that the world is at their feet, to go places, to dream big, laugh and love life with all its possibilities and adventures. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
Brett Curzon brings out his uniquely beautiful illustrative style, creating enchanting characters that your child befriends as the story unfolds. Each whimsical character and exciting adventure are designed to accompany your child through a journey to self-belief. The story is both poignant and uplifting, designed to “evoke the imagination of our children and create unlimited possibilities for them”, says Brett.
“We were determined to launch a book that was not personalised for the sake of being personalised, but which would create a really strong emotional connection between the story and the reader through the celebration of their name”, says Hippo Blue’s Sam Dickson.
Hippo Blue co-creator Thin Neu adds, “At a time when bullying still exists and has sadly crossed over into the digital world, we feel that this book really encourages children to be whatever they want to be. In saying that, it is also a gentle reminder about the importance of being kind to others along the way.” What a great message to instil in young minds.
At Babyology we love showcasing homegrown talent and this collaboration between Sydney artist Brett Curzon and innovative Australian company Hippo Blue is wonderful. Both share the same passion for empowering kids and nurturing imagination.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Hippo Blue for the creation of The Adventures You’ll Have was really a no-brainer, since we shared the same values when it comes to encouraging children to be anything they want.”
With such a powerful message combined with an enchanting illustrated world and your child as the protagonist, this book is sure to be one that children are drawn to and love.
As pictured at top, The Adventures You’ll Have can be personalised for both girls and boys, and the story and illustrations differ accordingly. This charming book is $30 (plus shipping), and is available exclusively through Hippo Blue. Check out Hippo Blue for personalisation options, and to order directly for delivery Australia-wide.