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Win a personalised holiday book for your child from love2read.

My holiday boy reading a Love2read bookToday we have a fabulous competition for you.   Love2read is offering 1 lucky BabyAbroad reader the chance to win a “My holiday…” personalised book.

Love2read let you upload your photographs to create unique books.  But these aren’t ordinary photo books. They are designed to help your child develop a love of reading. They do this by presenting the photographs and relating them to simple words.  Whether you’ve been on a winter break or simple away for the weekend you can hand pick your most precious digital photographs and have them transformed into a personalised reading book which your child will love to share with family and friends. What a wonderful keepsake to treasure forever of the special time you spent together.

To enter the competition:

All you have to do to enter our competition, is leave us a comment below to answer this question;

“What is your child’s favourite book to take on holiday?”

No doubt there are one or two books that you’ve re-read several hundred times on long journeys?!  Competition closes midnight Monday 18 March. Entry is limited to one per person. Please note that automated entries will be deleted.

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Find out more about Love2read:

If you want to find out more about Love2read, then head on over to their website:  You can take a look at the many different books on offer.  To create a book, all you have to do is pick the template that you want, upload your ten digital photos and then add some simple text. eg I went to Cornwall, I went skiing, I went in the pool, etc.

You can also follow love2read on Facebook where you will find information on how to help your child to read and activities to encourage early literacy skills.

Good luck!

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  38. Becky Downey says

    The Gruffalo

  39. Samantha Fernley says

    Clip Clop by Nicola Smee

  40. siobhan marie says

    the gruffalo .. we have a special one that makes sound effect noises she loves it xx

  41. Erica Price says

    The Snail and the Whale

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    Dr Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

  43. Kirsty Fox says

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  44. laura samantha avery says

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  45. kelly says

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    • admin says

      Yes, it’s not one of those that grates to read again and again is it? It’s a firm favourite in our house too. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  46. Demelza says

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  47. katie tong says

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  48. Caroline Hammond says

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  49. Michaela Williams says

    Our daughter loves to read all David Walliams’s books! Most of them twice.
    Ratburger is new favourite.

  50. Samantha R says

    my daughter has a book called find the fairy which is a wheres wally type thing for younger kids, she loves it and it keeps her occupied for hours

  51. Liane says

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  52. leighanne palfrey says

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  53. Gemma williams says

    Little miss books, we have read them since baby girl was 3 months old when grampy bought them

    • admin says

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  54. clair says

    mine love wheres wally

  55. Liz ferguson says

    Dr Suess Green Eggs & Ham … I know this book off by heart now!

  56. Nicola Holland says

    That’s Dirty, Bertie – as it makes my son laugh so much that he likes to take it everywhere :)

    • admin says

      Kids never tire of the grosser things in life do they! Thanks for entering the comp. Clare

  57. Solange says

    The Gruffalo

  58. Rebecca Owen says

    My daughter likes to take the annuals she receives at Christmas. Not only do they contain stories that we can read together at bedtime but they also have lots of other activities in them to keep her amused on the plane.

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      Good idea. They’re probably a good price pre holidays too – and younger kids don’t mind when they were published. Thanks for entering the comp. Clare.

  59. anna marikar says

    their favourites to take are thomas the tank engine books as thats what they love the most wherever they go

  60. Holly Devine says

    We tend to take the same books on holiday each time; Shark in the Park, The Gruffalo and The Selfish Crocodile, and a selection of the Ladybird Baby Touch books for our youngest.

  61. Kim neville says

    My son loves his in the night garden books

  62. Carrie Talbot-Ashby says

    We’re going on a bear hunt! A wonderful book, especially the one that comes with a puppet of the bear, it thrills my youngest two and we can’t go anywhere without it! Perfect book! xxx

  63. Pam Gregory says

    Any of the Harry Potter books

  64. Justin says

    The Grunts

  65. Sarah Parker says

    Sir Charlie stinky socks

  66. Cheryl says

    dr Seuss collection ~ loads of amusing stories for us to pass long journeys

  67. Rachel McMillan says

    Well having just been to spain we had to take two dora books along with us !

    • admin says

      The trouble with those is I always end up singing to myself ‘…everybody let’s vamanos!’. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  68. Nicola West says

    My little girl absolutely loves the room on the broom book. She knows all the words now.

  69. Sara Macey says

    my daughter loves ‘im going on a bear hunt’ – we have a fantastic pop up book

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    The Very Selfish Crocodile! My 4 year old son loves it! He took it to school World Book Day last week. We went to see it on the stage last year. Great for teaching about looking after your teeth as well,

  71. olivia kirby says

    Melody and Flynn loves the Percy the Parkkeeper books.

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      Beautiful pictures, I like Percy the parkkeeper too. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

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    We always take our Usborne book of Fairy Tales – they have been so well read that any mistakes I make when I read are immediately picked up on!

    • admin says

      Yes, my days of being able to skip a couple of lines when you’re in a hurry are numbered too! Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  73. Cheryl Lovell says

    My son loves the duck books…i.e hit the ball duck, duck in a truck :)

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  75. Rebecca Collins says

    My daughter loves the hungry caterpillar

  76. Joanne says

    A bit more obscure but my daughter loves All in One Piece (about the Large Family). Four children cause chaos and nearly prevent their parents from a much needed night out. My daughter cannot go anywhere without this book, as it is hysterical when Mrs Large sits on the poster paints and she doesn’t realise it has ruined her beautiful dress.

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      I love it when my kids get really tickled by a funny book. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  77. Ashleigh says

    The tiger who came to tea!

  78. Shelley Hawkins says

    we’re off to Sweden this month and will be taking a little fairy tale treasury so we have all the favourites!

  79. Tawny-Owl says

    My kids love Slinky Malinky

  80. Dawn says

    The Hungry Caterpillar, I know it’s old, but it’s still up there, as the last holiday we took was all inclusive & he just stood and looked at all the different foods on display and said what a beautiful butterfly would be made from eating all theses different coloured foods. I have to say it was a moment when you are sort of speechless, a tear in your eye and yet still wanting to laugh just at his pure happiness in life.

    • admin says

      Fantastic! What a lovely moment, and thanks for sharing it with us. It just shows how much they take in from what they are reading and how it consumes their whole world. Don’t you wish you could bottle moments like that?! Thanks for entering the comp. Clare

  81. Stephanie Tsang says

    My little girl loves Room on the Broom at the moment.

  82. J. Gallant says

    Cat in the Hat

  83. Fiona Barton says

    TRUMPET, The little elephant with the BIG temper by Jan Clarke and Charles Fuge – My daughter loves it! she gets to count to ten several times as well as making Elephant noises which are a must on any trip!!!!

  84. Hollie Adlam says

    New Forest Friends & the Litterbugs – Simon Chadwick

    Not a very well known book, but was my favorite as a child, and my little man loves it too

    • admin says

      I had to look that one up, what a lovely looking book and how lovely you’ve both enjoyed it. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  85. Val Swift says

    My daughter loves the Gruffalo

  86. Leanne Newsome says

    My sons is Mike The Knight

  87. Andy W says

    Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers

  88. Julie Cook says

    Snail and the whale – his favourtite book about seeing the world

  89. Emily Jane says

    My son loves his peter rabbit mini library set. It has numbers, shapes, letters and objects. He has learned so many new words!!
    But my daughter loves her nursery rhymes book!

    • admin says

      Mini library sets are great for travel. You can slip them in your bag when out and about for restaurants etc too. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  90. Gaz Mills says

    My son loves having Dr Seuss read to him. His favourite is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

  91. Vicki G says

    My daughter loves her ‘My First Animals’ book

  92. Matt Baker says

    We all love “More Pants” – I think everyone knows it completely off by heart!

  93. Jed Ramsay says

    It’s got to be the book with the song Row Row Row Your Boat…

  94. jasmin holland says

    Commotion In The Ocean is my 6yr olds favourite since she was 3 and I never tire of reading it either. It is fun and interactive too :-)

  95. Clair D says

    The book that my chid loves is Dear Zoo! I think it is because the book invites the child to participate by seeing what is behind the parcel& the story is funny.

  96. gillian burden says

    i love my mummy , my girls love this book

  97. Joanna Murphy says

    Dear Zoo in this house. My two little boys (2 and 3) love to gasp as they uncover the flaps where the animals are hidden and have read it so many teams they can recite it!! Lovely book. Other favourites here are Room on the Broom and Whatever Next.

    • admin says

      I’m glad i’m not the only one – I can still recite Dear Zoo and we last read it over a year ago! It’s lovely though, and small enough for travel. Thanks for entering the comp. Clare

  98. Fiona wilding says

    My 3 year old nephew is going through the “there is a monster under my bed stage” but once we had read, re-read, read again and read twice back to back the wonderful “where the wild things are” by maurice sendak…..bedtime monsters became friendly and my nephew’s nickname is wildthing because of our surname so he thinks the book has been specially written for him. Ps the Gruffallo a close second… Its always owl ice cream for pudding these days


    My son loves Gruffalo and is the only book he will ready before bedtime.


    My son loves Gruffalo and is the only book he wants to read at bedtime.

  101. charlotte cheung says

    Ant and Bee go shopping – it’s so exciting and my daughter just loves kind dog.

  102. Laura Pritchard says

    His favourite any time any place is ‘Room on the Broom’.

  103. andrea lloyd says

    peppa pig books

  104. s main says

    my 2 year old daughter’s favourite book is The tiger who came to tea.

  105. Samantha Fenn says

    My Little boy loves a book called Digger and Lew….its about a mole and a hare! Not a popular book but we have to read at least one page every night if we don’t read the whole book! He likes to recite some of the words too =)

  106. Emma Gallagher says

    My 3 year old son loves Spot – particulary “Show and Tell” and “Camping Trip”.

  107. Karen usher says

    The gruffalo – we know this book of by heart – still a winner in our household and on hols,

  108. alan davies says

    her favourite book is any peppa pig

  109. Danielle Cribb says

    The Highway Rat is my little ones favorite at the minute, he likes to put on the voices haha!
    We have to take it everywhere with us!

    • admin says

      It’s when he wants you to do the voices on a very quiet plane that you have a problem! Thanks for entering the comp. Clare

  110. Tammy Tudor says

    ‘If you give a mouse a cookie’ we’ve read it so many times together I swear I know all the words!! The pictures really bring together an amazing and funny story

  111. Kieran Walsh says

    Any of the C.S Lewis, but fav, read twice, and still love Lion Witch and the Wardrobe

  112. Yvonne Crook says

    My kid loves Chicken Licken, probably because of all the silly animal noises I used to make when reading it to him

  113. Catherine McAlinden says

    Both of mine love the Usbourne Airport Sticker book. It explains everything that will happen at the airport, and then you join in the story by adding stickers. Great for preparing them for airport security!

    • admin says

      Yes, we like this one too. It’s a great idea. And I’m sure all kids love spotting things at the airport that are in the book. Thanks for entering the comp! Clare.

  114. claire woods says

    My son loves the Captain underpants books.

  115. Faye Ross says

    It is going to have to be Zog for us!!! It is my sons favourite book at the moment – indeed rarely a night passes without it being read! I love the sing – song rhyme and the pictures are stunning – long after the reading is over we are busy spotting the squirrel or the snails in the pictures! A lovely story and a little bit of our home routine wherever we are so definitely will be packed when we go away in a few weeks x

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