WIN an Amazing Prize from Message in a Bottle Book – Ends 29th June 2016

WIN an Amazing Prize from Message in a Bottle Book – Ends 29th June 2016

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you may have noticed that I am working with a brand new publisher on a wonderful new children’s book called ‘Message in a Bottle’. It has a unique concept in the fact that your child is a part of the story. I don’t think I have ever met a more passionate team than the people behind this book and if you read on, you will understand why.

Tom Percival, the author, has written a large number of children’s books and is the illustrator of the well-known Skulduggery Pleasant series (books which Grace has read and enjoyed). You can find out much more about him over on his website.


Tuire Siiriainen is the illustrator and is an amazing new talent. She has regularly shared her pictures for the new book over in our Launch Team group on Facebook. Kiki is the main character of the story and has become a well-loved member of our team!  Message in a Bottle has the support of some very encouraging bloggers. Many of them have written posts and you will find their opinions on the posts below:

‘My boys LOVE seeing their own names in a book. What child doesn’t?’ Expat Life with a Double Buggy 
‘I just knew I wanted to be involved’ Odd Socks and Lollipops
‘We are proud to support Message in a Bottle’ The Mad House of Cats and Babies
‘This is one of the best children’s books I have ever seen!’ Adventures with J
‘Kiki has become a much loved character in our house’ The Parenting Jungle
How can you not love Kiki? Virtually All Sorts
‘I adore the main character Kiki – do you know which bird she is?’ Find out on Diary of an Imperfect Mum
‘I’ve really enjoyed watching the book evolve and I am really excited to own my own.’ Two Tiny Hands

So, if you haven’t already had enough encouragement to go over and support Message in a Bottle on Kickstarter, then here are 5 more reasons to do so:

You and your child are part of the story

Your child’s name, address and your very own personal message will appear seamlessly throughout the story. This means that the book becomes a wonderful keepsake that will stay with them as they grow. It will form a special bond between you and them.


Your personal message is fully integrated into the story 

Whether it be for a birthday, starting school, getting through a bereavement, recovering from an illness or just to say I love you, you can send your own special message which is fully integrated into the adventure rather than a dedication completely detached from the story. I live quite a way from my nieces and nephews and I think this is the perfect way to connect me with them across the miles.


It is educational

This book has not only been thought out in it’s concept but it also has educational content. Szymek Drobniak, Ph.D., is the science consultant and the co-creator of Kiki’s Kids club, an online portal that adds a whole ton of interactivity to the story to further enhance your child’s reading skills.  The educational information about the story’s animals has been verified by him and the club will include fun quizzes about biology and geography. There will be all kinds of printable activity sheets and interactive games that will help children to discover the route Kiki took to deliver the bottle are planned. All this and it’s free! 


It helps develop empathy and compassion

Unlike many other personalised books, Message in a Bottle is not just about your child. The journey throughout the story includes them rather than makes them the central feature. This means they can empathise with the characters and recognise the challenges that they are meeting in order to help deliver the message. It will help them to develop understanding, foresight and compassion, whilst still being included throughout the story. A feeling of togetherness and being part of a team.


Full of recognisable and lovable characters

As I said earlier in my post, Kiki has become a much-loved part of our Launch Team. She is a brave, adventurous bird who your child will support on her courageous journey. She meets many other animals along the way – crocodiles, monkeys, a whale, a crab, a bear so there will be an animal here for everyone! 



I am pleased to say that I have a very special prize from the people at Message in a Bottle to say thank you for your support. They are offering one lucky winner their exclusive Kiki’s Best Friend Collection – a prize worth more than £75 over on their Kickstarter page. This includes:

  • a hard cover, gift-wrapped, and personalised copy of Message in a Bottle
  • an A4 colouring and activity book
  • an adorable Kiki soft toy worth £35
  • a deck of memo cards
  • a Message in a Bottle book mark
  • a signed Postcard from Kiki

So, please show them your support by entering the giveaway below. Terms and conditions can be found here: Message in a Bottle Giveaway Terms and Conditions

Win an Exclusive Kiki’s Best Friend Collection from Message in a Bottle

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  3. Stephen Garland
    June 29, 2016 / 2:19 pm


  4. Rich Tyler
    June 28, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    Such a great idea 🙂

  5. kim neville
    June 28, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    It’s personal and a fantastic cause

  6. Susan B
    June 25, 2016 / 3:58 am

    Adventure, friendship and fun? What more could a child ask for? Best of luck.

  7. Danielle Graves
    June 23, 2016 / 9:22 am

    i think its great to try and teach children empathy and compassion, I know at my sons young age it’s something he doesn’t quite grasp

  8. Laura Harrison
    June 20, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    Very nice xx

  9. June 20, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Thank You so much for your encouraging words about Message in a Bottle! Reading them makes my heart rejoice and gives me extra strength to work even harder!

    Wonderful news: we are now 98% funded! So if you have not pledged yet, make it happen 🙂

    Wishing you good luck in the exclusive Kiki’s Best Friend Collection giveaway!

  10. aj
    June 19, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    fantastic cause

  11. Solange
    June 18, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    It’s a good cause.

  12. Kate Davies
    June 18, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    It’s educational and unique.

  13. Ruth Harwood
    June 18, 2016 / 9:43 am

    it’s a good cause xx

  14. Karl Borowy
    June 17, 2016 / 3:06 am

    good cause

  15. June 16, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I’ve seen personalised books before – we’ve even got various ones for the kids – but this concept seems truly unique because it is so integrated in the story and the links with the online resources. x

  16. June 16, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I love this concept and have supported it already on Kickstarter- can’t wait for my copy!

  17. Susie Wilkinson
    June 15, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Everyone who can, should get behind this campaign because of its educational qualities, I also love that it teaches empathy which children struggle with.

  18. Ruth Barrett
    June 15, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Brilliant post about a great unique book. Everyone should support it.

  19. Tracy K Nixon
    June 15, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I think this books are a lovely idea – the development of empathy and compassion is often neglected these days!

  20. June 15, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Brilliant post, so going to enter the competition and spread the word. Thanks for including me in the blog! Means a lot 😀 Brilliant book can’t wait for it to be released!

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