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Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal [Hardcover-spiral]

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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Book Description

1 Nov 2007
Start this at birth, wrap it up at eighteen, fill it out each year in between.

This is not anything like a baby book. It’s a birthday book! It was born from the simple idea that birthdays provide the perfect annual opportunity to preserve a sweet moment in time as your child changes from year to year. So it’s a multi-layered confection: annual touchstone, cherished ritual, and eternal keepsake. This journal provides fun, fast, and casual birthday activities for ages 1-18 as well as space to stick birthday photos and a random picture from each year, amusing and thought-provoking questions to ask your kid, and a time-capsule envelope for stashing away odds and ends (artwork, school papers, hand tracings, birthday cards, invitations, and other memorabilia).

From toddler hood to young adulthood to every hood in between, you’ll return to the same four activities for each birthday. The questions prompts, and tone may shift each year, but the essence intentionally remains intact.

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Product details

  • Hardcover-spiral: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Style; Spi edition (1 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307342301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307342300
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 23.4 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea! 15 Feb 2009
Format:Hardcover-spiral
I love this book!! I have two small boys and wanted a way to record their lives beyond the normal baby record books which stop at a year old. This allows a record every year on their birthday, an interview with the child (from 3 upwards!) about their thoughts on friends, home etc It also includes an envelope for each year to put significant mementoes and things like their footprint, string the same length that they are.
I think this would make a really lovely 1st birthday present. The only shame is that as it is an American book the spelling is American and it includes things like a space for your driving licence on your 16th birthday. Small points though, I love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for keeping those memories 16 July 2012
Format:Hardcover-spiral|Verified Purchase
I have had this for a while and have only just started to fill it in for my five year old son. I love it, he will love it. I have the filled in pregnancy books, the filled in baby books but nothing for beyond. I bought this and the school one, to help preserve the memories of fun times.

I love the little interview pages, they have different questions so when I ask my five year old the questions I should have asked him at 4 he won't be repeating himself, so don't worry if your child has had a few birthdays already, this books is still great.

I love it so much I have just ordered another copy to start with my two year old son.

Now off to print out some photos to put in the books time capsule pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars something to treasure 23 May 2011
Format:Hardcover-spiral
I really like this keepsake book and it doesn't take much time to do. Each year has a little pocket to keep things like birthday invites, wish list, little letters from friends that would just end up in the bin but in years to come will be a treasured memory.Quality of the book is lovely and the pages nicely illistrated. I'm not a scrapbook person but like the idea of the journal as it was something that my mum did. Newspaper clippings from a school trip or someone coming to visit the school.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, lovely idea. 22 Nov 2010
By Pap
Format:Hardcover-spiral|Verified Purchase
I got the birthday book at the same time as the belly book in my first pregnancy - which may sound a bit strange but you never know when companies will stop making things and I thought it'd be nice to have sort-of matching stuff!
As with the belly book, it is for an American audience for example getting a driving licence (license!) on 16th birthday but it's all stuff that can be overlooked. There is an 'interview' for each birthday (up to 18th) with different questions. I love the 9th birthday year where there is a 'what was cool then...and now' for the grown up and the kid to fill in! There's also a pocket for each year for you to include things like party invitations, school reports and a genius idea of including a quick note from the current self to the eighteen year old self!
The presentation of the book is lovely and would suit boy or girl. My only negative would be that this book will be no surprise present on their 18th birthday. Each year there is the interview process for the child and even sections for them to write/draw in the book - I find it hard to believe that you'll get a 16, 17 or 18 year old to sit down long enough to answer lots of questions without them asking what you're doing! Saying that, I'll be giving it a go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant idea! 22 Aug 2012
Format:Hardcover-spiral
This is such a great product, what a lovely idea
You can document every birthday from 1 - 18, there is an envelope for each year where you can put any special memories of the year (the one I liked best was a piece of string the height of your child)
Made me cry reading some of the questions that you will ask your child as they get older when you interview them on their birthday.
The only point that I disagree with - I am never going to give this to my son on his 18th, this is strictly a momento for Mummy!

This is the most perfect keepsake present
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to have 22 Aug 2012
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I like this book, nice detail but doesnt take too long to complete each section. I like that there is a pocket envelope to keep things like the invitations & bits & bobs that will be nice to look at in years to come. Good quality & would recommend for a sentimental Mum & or Dad!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 1st birthday gift 11 Jun 2012
Format:Hardcover-spiral
I've bought this book many times to give as a 1st birthday present. It's original and fun for the parents and hopefully will be appreciated by the child, following their 18th birthday. I had a child last year and bought one for ourselves. It's quite fun to complete and provides a good "home" for the materials that each and every parent already holds on to.

If you don't want to buy toys or clothes and be original then this is the gift I recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars birthday book 4 Feb 2014
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is amazing good quality lots of information really pretty and an amazing idea great price love it loads x x
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a well thought out book!!
I loved this book when searching for it online. I loved it even more when I received it. I have thoroughly enjoyed filling it in and cannot wait to fill it in when my daughter... Read more
Published 10 months ago by miss k k basra
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This is an unusual take on the baby books so I bought only one at the moment but with flicking through I will be buying more. Read more
Published 11 months ago by EmSaUl
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
Really great product, bought it for both my nephews. The book is really good and has lots of interviews, keepsakes and places for photos. Would definitely recommend. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sophie Hosanna Pudney
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Really thought this book would be a little nicer for the price paid. It is overall as shown in picture so can't really complain still will make a lovely little gift but not nice... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Saz
3.0 out of 5 stars As described but...
This book was very much as described by other buyers but...the Americanisms ARE off putting and somehow take away from the overall 'specialness' of the present, for lack of a real... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr A B McGuckin
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this!
If like me, you are a sucker for keeping memories for your wee ones as they grow then this is the product for you. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jenners
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant present
Bought as a first birthday present, this was a really well received gift. the book is lovely quality and will make a fantastic keepsake.
Published 16 months ago by Jamesy
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique idea
Bought this to give to my sister for my nieces first birthday. It's really unique and will make a wonderful keepsake. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Debbie Paterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! and very useful
I just recieved this book and looking through it i think it is fantastic for your childs journey to adulthood. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Joey
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