MJM Books Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
May 29, 2010

My boys love reading and it’s even more fun when the book is personalized!  I had the opportunity to review a fun book called If I Were Big from MJM Books.  It was personalized for my oldest son, Brian, and he LOVED it.  I found it very cute and entertaining to read as well!

The book is 8″x8″ and retails for $19.95.  In the book, If I Were Big, your child will explore new heights as he or she is enlarged to epic proportions. They will delight in the novelty of using a tree as a toothbrush and buildings for stairs. Ultimately, your child discovers that while being big might be tempting, they are the perfect size already.

Artist Erin Drewitz realizes the journey in style with retro-inspired graphics that are sure to make the book a timeless keepsake while Jeff Jablonski’s rhythms and rhymes are designed to enchant your young listener.

When ordering the book, you’ll fill in the information to personalize the book, such as the child’s name, gender, hair color, eye color, child’s skin tone, mother’s skin tone, and father’s skin tone.  You and your child will love the book for years to come!

At MJM Books, you can also choose from titles such as I’m An Artist, A Day at the Park, Ruler of Space, and What Animal Are You?.  You can receive Free Shipping on your order by entering the code, “mommyfiles.”


I enjoyed this book and my son loved that it was personalized just for him.  He loved that the character had the same hair color as him as well!   I love that MJM Books has teamed up with the foster placement program Maple Star Colorado to provide every young foster child witha  personalized children’s book that will (1) show them they are special and (2) give the child and their new caretakers an opportunity to bond and celebrate that specialness during story time. I want to thank MJM Books for a great product and fantastic customer service!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a personalized book from MJM Books!!!


Tell me in a comment what book you would choose if you were to win this giveaway!


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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 7th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

I received copy of “If I Were Big” from MJM Books to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

163 Responses to “MJM Books Review & Giveaway”

  1. Linda Kish says:

    I would choose A Day at the Park

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  3. jennifer says:

    I would pick the If I were big book or the Which animal are you?

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  7. sandra says:

    i’d pick a day at the park

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  9. noelle says:

    a day at the park looks cute!
    thanks for the contest

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  11. Christine W says:

    I would choose A Day At The Park. My daughter just purchased a fantastic swing set for my grandson, and the pages cover activities that he can do on his new swing set.

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  18. Stephanie V. says:

    ruler of space looks fantastic
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  19. Hannah says:

    I would get what animal are you!

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    What Animal Are You?

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  26. Rachel C says:

    “What Animal are You?” looks like a cute book.

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  29. Laura C says:

    I would choose What Animal Are You?

  30. I would choose the one about going into space because it looks like one my daughter would love

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  36. Jennifer says:

    I would pick Ruler of Space book

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  41. Debbie Stanton says:

    i would love the A Day at the Park

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  46. Beth says:

    I would choose A Day at the Park.

  47. Tasha says:

    I love the day at the park book. It is too cute and very imaginative…!

  48. Tasha says:

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  52. What Animal Are You?! My daughter is constantly roleplaying as an animal…

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  53. JoBeth says:

    A day at the Park. My son calls the time we spend at the park together his “ME” time with mommy. That is his time we have together, just me and him one on one. He has a new one month old little brother named Gavin that is the cutest little man ever was. I hope to win this he would love it.

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    I enjoyed reading about how to visit the pumpkin patch. I am from Eastern KY and we have plenty of pumpkin patches that we could visit in our area. I think we will start a new family tradition. We will all goand pick out fresh pumpkins together.

  56. trish rowell says:

    I would choose A Day at The Park. My daughter would love it!

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  58. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like “A Day at the Park”
    Thanks for the chance.

  59. I would choose Ruler of space for my middle son Rafael.

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  63. I would pick A Day at the Park because Alex is ALL about the park (morning, noon and night). These books look super cute!

  64. nan lara says:

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  68. Julianna R says:

    I would pick……I’m An Artist.

  69. emily l says:

    I would choose “I’m an Artist”.


  70. Vickie Couturier says:

    I like A Day At The Park for my grandson

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  76. Tiffany may says:

    I love these things. I had several as a child. I’d chose Me and You.

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  78. Jessica says:

    I would pick What Animal Are You?

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  83. Eileen Burke says:

    I would choose the Ruler of Space book for my son!

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  89. TRACY HEYER says:

    I like the book A Day At The Park.

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  92. Annette E says:

    I like the I’m An Artist book.

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  95. Laura C says:

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  96. Ed Nemmers says:

    “Ruler of Space” would be my choice!

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  99. Sheila Newton says:

    I would choose Ruler of Space! Thanks!

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  110. Brittany says:

    I think my son would really like the book, Ruler of Space

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  116. Ashley says:

    I’d pick the “Ruler of Space”.

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  121. Kelly says:

    I would choose a day at the park.

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  127. Jen says:

    Ruler of Space!

  128. Tammy says:

    A Day at the Park

  129. Jessica says:

    I like A Day in the Park.

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  132. Gianna says:

    Ruler of Space

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