Novel new Castlebar business creates personalised books for children

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Eoin Heverin says his new story books are sure to encourage more children to develop a love for reading, just like his niece Lauren, pictured here enjoying her own personalised book.

Eoin Heverin says his new story books are sure to encourage more children to develop a love for reading, just like his niece Lauren, pictured here enjoying her own personalised book.

Local designer Eoin Heverin has launched a novel new business, creating beautifully printed, written, and designed children’s books that are sure to encourage more young readers to pick up a book.

Tell My Story Book allows parents to have their children’s pictures and names incorporated into the very pages and story of their own personalised book.

The 100 per cent Irish owned and operated business, based in Castlebar, is already busy taking orders and producing books for the Christmas market.

“All of our books are printed and bound here in Ireland and they are written by an Irish writer,” explained Mr Heverin.

“We are launching two books, My Fairy Godmother and Imagination, which are aimed at girls and boys aged two years and up.”

Mr Heverin was inspired to create the books by his niece, Toni Pia, who loves to read.

“She received a personalised book as a present a number of years ago and being a graphic designer, I foresaw that adding the child’s photograph to the personalised book would make it even more appealing to the recipient,” he outlined.

“I created a prototype personalised book with pictures of my niece and I was blown away by her reaction! That was the moment that I knew this would be a fantastic gift for any child.”

Mr Heverin said the importance of encouraging children to read from a young age is well recognised.

“Our books instantly grab the child’s attention and maintains it throughout. Having the child as the lead character in their very own book is what sets our books apart.

“We advocate that adults reading good books to children from a young age gives the child the invaluable gift of the love of reading.

“In today’s modern age, people are tending to turn more and more towards digital media, but we believe traditional hardback books should still have a place in our lives and on our bookshelves.”

Order a personalised book today by emailing [email protected] or contact Mr Heverin via the Facebook page Tell My Story Book. Telephone (094 ) 90 25885.

Watch out for the new website www.tellmystorybook.com, which will be launching in the coming days.

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