How do I personalise my book?

When you click on the book you will be taken to the product page where you can scroll down and fill in your personalisations. 

What you type or select will be printed throughout your book, so please check your spelling carefully. 

When you have filled in your personalisations, please click on the GO TO PREVIEW button. All personalisation fields must be completed before you can view your preview book. Any fields that have not been filled in will be underlined in red.

After you have clicked on GO TO PREVIEW, a preview of the book complete with your personalisations, will then load. PLEASE CHECK IT CAREFULLY.

If you spot any mistakes, click on your browsers return button and you will be taken back to the personalisation page.

You can then add your own dedication and the format you want on the preview page. 
We hope you enjoy personalising your copy of “The Birthday BOO!”, but if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hi@tickledmoon.com

What personalisations are in “The Birthday BOO!”?

You will need to fill in:-

The Child’s First Name and Surname
Their Date of Birth
Their Favourite/most wanted Birthday Gift
Their Favourite Food

(We do help you out with a drop down menu of popular suggestions for their Favourite Gift and Favourite Food if you’re unsure).

Their first name is featured on the front and back covers, spine and throughout the book.

What if I don’t know the child’s personalisation preferences?

In the “Birthday BOO!” we do help you out with a drop down menu of popular suggestions for their Favourite Gift and Favourite Food. All you need to know is  the Child’s First Name, Surname and their Date of Birth.

However the extra personalisations do add another layer of delight and extra-special-ness to the book and story, so see if you can do a bit of detective work before you order it!

Do you have a step by step guide for personalising “The Birthday BOO!”?

Yes! Just follow the steps below:-

There are 6 personalisations that need to be filled in for “The Birthday BOO!”

GENDER – Select Boy or Girl

FIRST NAME – You have a maximum of 12 characters for this

SURNAME – You have a maximum of 20 characters for this

DATE OF BIRTH – select your day, month and year from the pop up calendar.

(AGE will be automatically filled in for you).

FAVOURITE GIFT – A chance to personalise the story with a gift the child really wants! If you’re not sure, we have provided some popular suggestions in the drop-down menu. To write your own select ‘Custom Gift’ from the drop down menu and fill in the field below (maximum 30 characters).

FAVOURITE FOOD – A chance to personalise the story with the child’s favourite food(s)! Again, if you’re not sure, we have provided some popular suggestions in the drop-down menu. To write your own select ‘Custom Food’ from the drop down menu and fill in the field below (maximum 30 characters).

When you’re happy with your personalisations, please click on the GO TO PREVIEW button. All personalisation fields must be completed before you can view your preview book. Any fields that have not been filled in will be underlined in red.

After you have clicked on GO TO PREVIEW, a preview of “The Birthday BOO!” complete with your personalisations, will then load. PLEASE CHECK IT CAREFULLY.

If you spot any mistakes, click on your browsers return button and you will be taken back to the personalisation page.

We hope you enjoy personalising your copy of “The Birthday BOO!”, but if you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact us at hi@tickledmoon.com

Can I see a preview of my book with my personalisations in it?

Yes. When you’ve filled in your personalisations, please click the GO TO PREVIEW button. You will see a full version of the book with your personalisations in it.

PLEASE CHECK IT CAREFULLY as any mistakes at this point will be printed in the finished book.

Can I write my own dedication?

Yes. We have provided a personalised, poetic dedication for your book, but there is plenty of room below that to add your own words.

You will find the DEDICATION button underneath your preview of the book. When you click on it a pop up box will show you our own pre-written dedication. You can delete this and add in your own dedication or append something special underneath (maximum 180 characters).

Then click on the ADD MY DEDICATION button and your book preview will reload to show you your dedication added to the first page of the book.
If you wish to edit it, click on the DEDICATION button again and make any amendments.

What does the book look like?

The books are printed on high-quality, 170gsm thick paper. They are 32 pages long and are available in 2 different formats – SOFTCOVER or HARDCOVER.

SOFTCOVER measures 215mm x 270mm and has a 350gsm, flexible softcover.

HARDCOVER measures 220mm x 274mm and has a quality hardback cover. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for special presents and keepsakes.

What format is the book available in?

Our books are available in a SOFTCOVER or HARDCOVER formats. Both have 32 high quality 170gsm paper pages.

SOFTCOVER measures 215mm x 270mm and has a 350gsm, flexible softcover.

HARDCOVER measures 220mm x 274mm and has a quality hardback cover. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for special presents and keepsakes.

How much are your books?

Our SOFTCOVER books are £19.95 + P&P

Our HARDCOVER books are £24.95 + P&P

Why should I buy a personalised book?

Good question! We set up Tickled Moon chiefly because we love creating great, personalised stories for children. But are they just a fun product or is there anything more to this type of book?

We decided to investigate further and soon discovered that there are numerous, convincing reasons for investing in a personalised children’s book.

So we’ve listed 7 of them in this article, where you will find out:-

  • How reading a personalised book improves literacy
  • What it has “Immediate effects and dramatic increases” on
  • How it can empower and motivate your child and develop their love of reading

Click here to read more and discover that a personalised book isn’t just for Birthday’s or Christmas, it’s for Life!

Why are personalised books more expensive than a standard picture book?

The main reason is that each book is unique to you and printed on demand, by our printer. A special edition one off, first edition! So obviously this takes more time and care as each book is hand bound and doesn’t benefit from the cost savings associated with a mass produced children’s picture book.

However, please bear in mind, that a personalised book is so much more than a standard picture book. After considerable research, we discovered that there are numerous, convincing reasons for making a personalised children’s book worth every penny.

You can read about these reasons in our article “The 7 Key Benefits of a Personalised Children’s Book” where you will find out:-

  • How reading a personalised book improves literacy
  • What it has “Immediate effects and dramatic increases” on
  • How it can empower and motivate every child and develop their love of reading

Click here to read more and discover that a personalised book isn’t just for Birthday or Christmas, it’s for Life!

Is gift wrapping available?

We don’t offer gift packaging at this stage but it is something we are keen to introduce very soon.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

We don’t sell gift vouchers yet but it is something we’re researching and may introduce sometime in the future.

Delivery costs

UK Delivery Costs are:-

Royal Mail 48hr Untracked – £2.99
Royal Mail 24hr Untracked – £3.99

Royal Mail 24hr Tracked – £6.50

International delivery is not currently available but we aim to introduce this as soon as possible.

What shipping options do you offer?

Royal Mail 24 hour Tracked and Untracked.
Royal Mail 48 hour Untracked.

See Delivery Costs for prices.

International delivery is not currently available but we aim to introduce this as soon as possible.


Where do you deliver to?

We currently only ship to the UK but intend to start introducing other International destinations very soon!

Please subscribe to our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know when we introduce International Shipping.

How long does it take to receive my book?

With Royal Mail 48hr Untracked Shipping you should allow between 5-7 days to receive your book.

With Royal Mail 24hr Tracked & Untracked Shipping, you should allow 4-5 days.

(This is because each book is printed on demand with your exclusive personalisations). 

So please allow plenty of time!

We will let you know your expected delivery date when you order.

Who delivers the books?

All UK deliveries are made by Royal Mail.

Where’s my book?

If your book hasn’t arrived within 7-10 days, please contact us at hi@tickledmoon.com and we’ll get straight on it.

What payment methods do you take?

We accept all major credit cards but you can also use PayPal if you prefer, to process your payment.

Do you have any special offers?

If you subscribe to the Tickled Moon family here, you’ll receive a 10% discount code straight away and be the first to know of any other Extra Special discounts that we offer from time to time.

Where do I enter my voucher code?

On the Checkout page you’ll see a field with ENTER VOUCHER.

And if you don’t have a voucher, why not?! Click here to subscribe to the Tickled Moon family and you’ll get 10% off right now!

Can I return or exchange my book?

As each book is printed on demand with your exclusive personalisation details and it’s unique to you, I’m afraid that we are unable to offer returns or exchanges.

That’s why it’s super important that you CHECK YOUR BOOK CAREFULLY when personalising it.

However if there is a quality issue with the book or a printer error then please contact us and we’ll look straight into it.

Can I change or cancel my order?

Yes, but you have to be quick! Please contact us ASAP and we’ll look straight into it! 

There is a small window of opportunity whilst your order is being processed and before it is printed. However once it’s gone to the printers you may incur some charges for all or part of the book.

Please make sure that you CHECK YOUR BOOK CAREFULLY when personalising it, to eliminate any spelling issues.

There’s a problem with my book

If there is a quality issue with the book then please contact us and we’ll look straight into it.

If it is an error made by you, then I’m afraid that we are unable to offer returns or exchanges. Please understand that as each book is unique to you, it’s not simply a matter of returning it for us to re-sell. Having said that, contact us at hi@tickledmoon.com and we’ll see what we can do.

So please do make sure that you CHECK YOUR BOOK CAREFULLY when personalising it.

Who’s Spider BOO and Where is he??

Spider BOO is Birthday BOO’s special little friend! He can be found once on every single illustrated page and once on the double page spreads. He can be a little tricky to find on some pages, but he definitely is there!

If you send us a picture of you finding him we’ll give you £5 off your next book!

Any other questions?

Please drop us a line at hi@tickledmoon.com

Can You Tickle the Moon?

Can you tickle the moon?
I’d really like to try
I’d get myself a rocket
And blast off into the sky.

First I’d stomp in moon dust,
Then I’d shoot the stars,
I’d picnic in a crater
And gaze right up at Mars.

But then I might remember
(As I very nearly forgot)
That I travelled all the way to the moon
To find its ticklish spot.

So can you tickle the moon?
Well, yes, to me it seems
That every night amongst the stars
The gentle moon…beams.

By Alison Reddihough.