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Personalized Tales from Paper Hat Press Custom Books

Turn Your Character into a Star

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It didn’t take long to figure it out: Your kid is a real character.

Bring his special likeness to life with a customized book from the creative minds at Paper Hat Press. Choose the tale that best suits your peanut — Little Super, Little Sparkle, or Little Star — and then tailor the story to his unique qualities.

Each die-cut, hardback book goes beyond the typical insert-name-here format, including everything from your child’s coloring and hair style to his favorite caregivers, playgrounds, and foods.

Created by an award-winning team of authors, illustrators, animators, and former kiddie publishing powerhouses from Chronicle Books, the stories are playfully readable (over and over again) with imagery that will charm you at hello.

Not that you’re one to judge a book by its cover.

Available online at paperhatpress.com, $40. Delivery takes up to two weeks.

this week in new york!

EAT (and HEAR)
Swingin’ Saturday Sandbox
What:
Broadway star Lea DeLaria brings jazz to the wee-bop crowd every weekend.
Why: Quite a duo — smooth tunes and root beer floats.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, 2751 Broadway, b/t 105th & 106th Sts. (212-864-6662). Reserve a table online at opentable.com. Adults, $19; kids under 12, $15.

READING
John Bemelmans Marciano and Brett Helquist
What:
The grandson of the Madeline creator, Ludwig Bemelmans, reads from his new book, Madeline at the White House.
Why: Helquist’s Bedtime for Bear celebrates snowy days and sleepy nights — sound familiar?
When: Sat., 4-5 p.m.
Where: PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., at Water St., Brooklyn (718-666-3049). Admission is free.

RHYME
Seussical
What: Dr. Seuss’s tales of mischief and mayhem set to music.
Why: Horton the Elephant is all the rage when he hits the stage.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., Brooklyn. Tickets at 718-951-4500 or online at tickets.com. Adults and children, $6 in advance; $7 at the door.

Photo: Courtesy of Paper Hat Press

LOCATIONS
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
2751 Broadway
bt 105th & 106th Sts
New York, NY 10025
212-864-6662
37 Main St
@ Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-666-3049
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd
@ Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-951-4500
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