Marble Spark ‘Twas The Mouse Who Saved Christmas – Personalized Storybook {Review}

Books are gifts that truly keep on giving.  As pages are turned, creativity is cultivated and cherished childhood memories are created.  I love choosing books to send to our favorite littles and always appreciate books that are given to my own children.  With two budding voracious readers, I want to continue to encourage their love of learning.

We have a new reader in the house, and I was delighted to put her very first personalized storybook from Marble Sparks into her hands.  My daughter’s face lit up as she studied the cover of ‘Twas The Mouse Who Saved Christmas and saw her name spelled out in blocks.  Her eyes widened as she realized that she played a central role in the story, and was thrilled to identify her name in the text and photos.

Twas The Mouse Who Saved Christmas is a darling story chronicling the adventures of a mischievous little mouse named Pipp Squeak.  When Pipp Squeak accidentally rips Santa’s list she exerts considerable effort in trying to repair it to include your child’s inclusion in Santa’s delivery on Christmas Day.

Image via Marble Sparks

The author, Philip Haussler kept both of my children captivated by the storyline and  rhythmic rhyming, as did the beautiful illustrations by Brad Sneed.  Lucia’s name appears on the cover, back and spine of the book and in several illustrations and text.  It is graphic perfection, that in no way appears to be cut and pasted.

Image via Marble Sparks

This book made my daughter feel so special.  We’ve read it multiple times already, and I imagine that my Lucia will someday recall  this story as a beautiful Christmas childhood memory.  

Image via Marble Sparks

I absolutely believe in supporting companies that are rooted in social good – especially during the Holidays.  Marble Sparks created Project Open Book to rescue a child in Nepal from slavery and pay for her education.  Through Project Open Book, a book of poetry and artwork is collectively created and proceeds are donated.  Anyone can contribute artwork and poetry and help decide on the final publication through a process of voting. 

Marble Sparks definitely tops my gift giving list this year, and I can’t wait to create customized books for the special little people in my life. 

Marble Sparks provided my daughter the above mentioned book to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own. 



  1. I adore all things personalised – and this looks amazing – I wish I was a kid so I could ask for one for Christmas – maybe I should anyway hmm..

    Sarah x

  2. This is a perfect gift for children of all ages. When I look at your daughter's expression, I can tell that she is excited to see her name. I appreciate that you always share the goodness in the companies that you work with and I like that about you Monica. Holiday blessings and cheers.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words. Lucia loves her “role” in this book. I think it's important to share the social good that companies like Marble Spark are participating in. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Holiday too!

  3. And you have a new Marble Sparks customer!

  4. What a sweet book. I love the idea that it is personalized. I can just imagine the exitement of seeing one's name on a book. Children would adore that particular gesture.

    Fabulous review.

  5. I just love personalized story books they are so great. The kids really enjoy seeing and hearing their names in the stories. Its so much fun.


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