The messy fun of learning to read

The Messy Alphabet Book: An ABC book starring your child. {Heather's Handmade Life}

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A is for the after-school snack she insisted would be popcorn.

B is for the bows that match her skirt. (Naturally.)

C is the for cute book we just added to our collection: Charlotte’s Messy Alphabet Book, custom-made by the nice people at Put Me in the Story.

D is for Dexter, who listened to us read aloud.

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E is for how excited Charlotte gets when she recognizes words.

F is for the fibs she tells about how well she reads. (You’re still LEARNING, we keep reminding her.)

G is for the green sticker on her hand after school every day (the school’s way of reminding them what bus they’re on).

The Messy Alphabet Book: An ABC book starring your child. {Heather's Handmade Life}

H is for Heather (me), one of the people sending mushy messages in the front of this book. (Adding your own dedication is SO MUCH FUN.)

I is for the iPad, sitting ignored on the kitchen table, as we read together.

J is for junk food. Popcorn’s kind of healthy, though. It has fiber in it!

K is for the kids in this living room, right now.

L is for livid — the angry feeling I was suppressing when I realized Charlotte’s glasses are bent and that’s why they’ve been drooping down her nose all day. >:(

M is for mooch.

(Hi, Annabelle. Yes, we see you. Yes, we know you like popcorn.)

N is for NO MORE POPCORN, TUBS. (The dog is on a doggie diet.)

O is for the option to add photos of your child! (I always add a current pic, so I can remember when I made the book by looking at the picture.)

P is for the way these books are lovingly personalized.

(My kids are obsessed with finding every single spot their name is used. With each book, Put Me in The Story seems to find more ways to slip it in, which they LOVE.)

Q is for the quiet time we like to have after school each day.

R is for the roughhousing that surely follows.

S is for sponsored posts (like this one — but, remember, I ONLY write about things I actually like.)

T is for typos, and I have yet to find a single flub in any of these books (and we have a lot of them). I’m the person who gets really upset when menus spell it “ceaser” (shudder) salad.

U is for unusual. I love how this book uses unusual words for each letter, instead of the standard apple, bear, cat, dog blah-blah you see in 99.9% of alphabet books.

(Couldn’t escape X is for xylophone, but I get that. Darn old X is a tough one.)

V is for how very thirsty I felt eating that salty popcorn.

W is for water, which I’m drinking in this pretty Bando cup.

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X is for the (Fujifilm) X-A3 camera I used to take all of these pictures! Hooray for using a big-girl camera! More on that here.

Y is for YOU, the person who should really buy this book for a cool kid in your life. You want them to know the alphabet, don’t you? Think of all the credit you could take for their life accomplishments, down the road.

Z is for … zippers, which I’m pretty bad at sewing?

(I really didn’t end on a good note.)

For real, though. These books are gorgeous hardcover treasures that you will keep forever. (You can take a trip back in time to see ours. There are so many sweet ones.)

And look how EASY they are to customize!

 The Messy Alphabet Book: An ABC book starring your child. {Heather's Handmade Life}
Enter their name, your name, their last name, and a dedication. Then upload a photo. DONE!

Let me know if you order, and what you think of them! I know you’ll love them as much as we love ours.

Disclaimer: I’m a registered blogger in Put Me In The Story’s Share a Sale affiliate network. I earn a small commission on personalized book sales purchased from this link. All opinions are my own.

The Messy Alphabet Book: An ABC book starring your child. {Heather's Handmade Life}
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