Last month we were very kindly offered a copy of “One Time Before” to review with the boys. My pair love reading and we have shared our favourite books over the years on the blog. Reading before bed is one of my favourite times of the day. The boys love it too, it gives us all time to unwind and chat.
One Time Before
One Time Before is a personalised children’s book which takes you back in time to when you were little. It’s so easy to do, input names, select characters with likeness to those you wish to include and select the time period where you were the age your child is now ie 80s, 90s etc.
The books itself is really beautifully illustrated throughout with little details and throwback nostalgia moments. What we really love about this is how it prompts conversation and thought. I suppose for my five your old he never really thought mammy was once young but now we love chatting about the cars they had in the 80/90s, the types of foods I loved and what school was like for me. We spent a Saturday morning on youtube looking up the cartoons I used to watch as a child. I’m not sure he was overly enthusiastic about the graphics in the 80s show but Duck Tales, Inspector Gadget and the Chipmunks got thumbs up!!!
One other thing about this book is the option to add a personalisation. I really think by doing this it really becomes a keepsake for him and me if im honest.
I’m a sentimental soul and this kind of book is right up my street.
I asked my five year old what he liked most and he said the lovely drawings. I have to agree it is beautifully illustrated and some really nice attention detail throughout especially in the throwback pages where the story transports back to mammy’s time as a kid.
Genuine thumbs up from us both, do check them out at One Time Before as it would make a lovely Christmas gift. Do keep an eye out for posting dates though.
Note: We were kindly gifted a copy of this book. We were not asked nor expected to write a review however we loved the product and more than happy to support an Irish business. All views mine or the kids where appropriate.