Educational Fun Personalized Put Me In the Story Books Partnered with National Geographic Kids - Plus Win a Trip to the San Diego Zoo

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In celebration of the Put Me in the Story and National Geographic Kids personalized books, and the San Diego Zoo's 100th Anniversary they are having a contest where you can win a trip to the San Diego Zoo - The Little Explorer Drawing Contest!
Contest runs from May 16 - July 8
Must be 18+ to fill out the form on the contest page.
Extra entries can be earned: download the free coloring pages on the contest page and share a photo of your child's drawing on their coloring page with the hashtag #ColorAndExplore on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.  That's in addition to the option of uploading a photo to the contest page. *social media posts must be public to be counted.
The Prize:
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive:
-Family vacation to San Diego (4-days/4night for a family of 4! Includes flights, and hotel accommodations and 4 tickets t the San Diego Zoo)
-National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books.
1 Runner-up Winner will receive:
National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals and National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs personalized books
1-year subscriptions to National Geographic Kids magazine and National Geographic magazine


National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals
Hardcover $29.99 | Paperback $19.99

Explore the rain forest, the ocean, and the icecaps with this personalized guide for your animal-lover! National Geographic Little Kids Book of Animals is a colorful introduction to some of the world’s coolest creatures. From blue morpho butterflies and red-eyed tree frogs to tigers and polar bears, this personalized guide is sure to indulge your junior explorer. 

Each page features beautiful photos of the animal alongside quick facts about its size, diet, and habitat. Questions like “How fast can you run?” are woven throughout to keep your little one’s interest.  

Personalize this book with your child’s name, photo, and an encouraging dedication message to create a memorable keepsake. For a special surprise, check out the final pages, where your child can mark their favorite animal characteristics, then draw themselves as their favorite animal! 
National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs
Hardcover $29.99 | Paperback $19.99

Take a trip back in time with this personalized guide through the prehistoric world! With full-color illustrations, quick facts, and pronunciation guides, National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs has plenty of information to captivate your paleontologist-in-training.

This kid-friendly reference book includes dinosaurs of all kinds: big and small, scaled and feathered, meat-eating and plant-eating. Your kiddo will learn fun facts about each dinosaur and answer questions like, “How many plates do you see on the Stegosaurus?” 

Personalized with your child’s name, photo, and special dedication message, National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs will become a favorite read. On the final pages, your child can mark the dinosaur qualities they like best, then draw themselves as a dinosaur!

My thoughts:
I happen to be a huge fan of personalized items.  We live in a world of everyone having everything, and it's hard to find unique gifts and that's when I'm thankful for fun options like this one.  This was my first time ordering from Put Me In the Story, and I can't stress enough how much I *love* them!  It will bring out the love of reading and learning out of your children (and you) as it is charmingly personalized.  A message on the cover, followed by a longer dedication message option along with a photo of your child on 2 pages of the book.  The pages are filled with information and engages the child with relative questions to the facts given on the page.  My daughter loved being read to and discussing the animals she learned about.  My sons face lit up as he noticed his picture, message, and name on the pages.  I highly recommend these personalized books from Put Me In the Story.  These ones in particular aren't just a fun read but totally educational.  


About National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids magazine (10 issues per year) and National Geographic Little Kids magazine (six issues per year) are photo-driven publications available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets. National Geographic Kids Books is the leading nonfiction publisher for kids with more than 100 titles each year, including The New York Times best-seller “Kids Almanac.”

About San Diego Zoo Global 
Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.

About Put Me In The Story
Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized books site in the U.S., creates personalized versions of bestselling books and books where you star alongside your favorite characters. Our gifts capture moments that matter and memories that last. With each touching picture and special dedication message, our readers have become our most dynamic characters.

Put Me In The Story inspires a love for reading, across all ages and generations, through the experience of shared, personalized stories.