Part of the reason I started blogging was because I wanted to record Autumn’s childhood. It was apparent even in the very early days that this is a journey that goes by so fast. I can hardly believe I have a two year old already! When I was contacted about The Book Of You, I thought it was such a wonderful way to record your child’s childhood. So many books only cover the baby and toddler years, or at best, up to the end of primary school.
What is The Book of You?
The Book of You is a beautiful quality journal of childhood, from birth to 16 years old. The design is quite simple but lovely; somehow it looks modern yet retro at the same time.
It comes in a range of bright and beautiful colours. You could choose your child’s favourite colour or match it to their personality! I personally chose orange for Autumn as it reminds me of the colour the leaves turn in the season she’s named after.
The book is full of questions to answer, for both parents and children. There are also pages for your child to draw, or for you to stick their artworks and handprints. There is a page for each birthday, asking relevant questions for their age.
We recently celebrated Autumn’s 2nd birthday, at which point her favourite animal at that time was probably a bird. She loves stopping and shouting “BIRD!” whenever she sees one, which is very amusing. She changes so fast at the moment that less than 2 months later some of these answers have changed already.
As the child gets older, the questions they fill out change with their age. For example, “What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done this year?” is one of the questions for their 5th year. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Autumn gets up to – and whether anyone found out about it before she wrote it in this book or not!
As they enter their teen years, the questions become more focused on things such as their long term aspirations. I wonder what Autumn’s handwriting will look like and where Autumn she’ll see herself in 20 years? Only the future holds that answer, but I look forward to filling the years to come and this book with our memories along the way.
I adore this book. I’m a very sentimental sort of person, so recording Autumn’s whole childhood in this book will be incredibly special to me. This would make a wonderful gift for someone this Christmas, or for a new parent.
Disclosure: I was gifted a copy of The Book of You in exchange for this review. As always, all views are honest and my own.