A Special Personalized Big Sister Book

Special Big Sis Book


Does your home have a soon to be big sister(s) in it?

Do you know a very special little girl who will be expecting a new little brother or sister?


There is nothing more amazing than bringing a new baby into your family. But as beautiful as it is, it can create a big shift in the dynamics of your family. That is especially true if you already have a first child at home. If you’ve birthed- or adopted- more than one child, then you already know from firsthand experience the fear that parents can have about welcoming a new baby as a sibling.

Your New Parenting Doubts:

Gone are your first child parenting doubts. No longer are you concerned with things like “Will I know what to do?”

Instead, you have new anxiety about how your toddler or older daughter will handle the new addition and the change that comes with a sibling. You start to ask yourself questions like: “Will she love becoming a big sister? Or: “Will she sneak into the nursery to torment this poor, innocent baby?”

Well, we are here to help. We’ve created the perfect personalized big sister book that your child is going to love.

Why a Personalized Big Sister Book?

We created a product we wished we had when we had our second and third child. As the authors/makers of this book, our family is blessed to have three boys. We’ve had two chances to prepare for becoming new big brothers–which is much like preparing to become a big sister.

Each time we watched mom’s belly grow, we looked for unique ways to create excitement about the coming baby. We tried to focus primarily on just the upsides about how awesome it is going to be to become the big sibling and how this new baby will grow into a new friend. But at the same time, we did not want to ignore some of the significant changes that were coming. We wanted to prepare the boys for “just because you’re now sharing the spotlight doesn’t mean that we love you any less.”

We did all the things that a lot of parents do.

We did things like sing together so the baby could hear us. We put our ears to mom’s tummy and felt for their brother or sister’s movement.

We talked, and talked, and talked. And we read books about getting a new sibling.

But both times, we were disappointed by the big sibling books we found on the market (there were a few exceptions, and we will share in another post). So, like any children’s book company, as we were reading these other big sibling books, our creative wheels began spinning. We knew that we could find a way to do it better and create a better product for parents.

So we did.

We have just released a new book, Every Hero Needs a Sidekick, and it is the perfect personalized big sister book!

Personalized Big Sister Book


Like our first personalized children’s book, Following Featherbottom, which was created when we were expecting our very first child, the seeds for Every Hero Needs a Sidekick were planted while we were expecting our second. Every Hero Needs a Sidekick is an adventure story of your little superhero as she finds out she is getting a sidekick: a new baby brother or sister. As with all things MarbleSpark, this is a personalized children’s book.

But with our latest offering, we really wanted to step up the personalization opportunities to really customize this story.

What Can You Personalize?

Since the future big sister is the superhero in this story, you get to personalize:

  • Gender
  • Skin color
  • Hair color
  • Hair Type or Length
  • Customized name

The Story’s Artwork

The first thing you’ll notice about our new personalized children’s book, Every Hero Needs a Sidekick, is that it features an image of the superhero on every spread of the book!

Ever since we launched MarbleSpark, we’ve had customers tell us that they wish we could show their child in the book… well, we value customer feedback so that’s exactly what we did.

As we suspected, this turned out to be- to put it lightly- extremely challenging.

Here’s why…

After finishing the manuscript a couple years ago, we’ve spent the past two years conquering the artistic and technical challenges.

Our amazing illustrator deserves a lot of credit for this feat.

To give you a sense of the scale of this challenge, Every Hero Needs a Sidekick has 4 skin tones, 6 hair colors and 10 hair-styles that you can select from.

It would not be a big deal if we were an app or technology company because we would just program it into the code, but since we are a personalized children’s book company we had to make these illustrations the old fashion way. With this many customizable variations to the superheroes- that meant Brad Sneed, our amazing illustrator- had to personally create 240 variations of EVERY SINGLE illustration in this book.

Yes you read that correctly.

Every illustration in the book has 239 other variations of the same drawing. Don’t worry, Brad’s hands are recovering nicely. 🙂

To honor the superhero theme of the book, the art style is comic-book inspired – with plenty of panels and speech bubbles. Brad Sneed’s playfulness and beauty are on full display.


The Story

Like all great comic books, our story centers on a superhero, the future sister with some pretty cool super-powers!

She can…

Personalized Big Sister Book

But in the midst of our hero’s adventure, Mom mentions that she could use a sidekick…

Personalized Big Sister Book

Our hero is not convinced…

Personalized Big Sister Book


Our hero looks for answers to important mysteries… the new sidekick will bring new powers like super stink bombs….

…and imagines what new super-powers this sidekick might unlock for your hero… like super silent mode.

How will our story end?!?

There’s only one way to find out! You can click here to take a tour of Every Hero Needs a Sidekick.

Or better yet, go create your personalized big brother book for the for the girl in your life.

As always, it’s free to see a full preview of your very own personalized book on our website. It makes a perfect gift that your little superhero will absolutely love.

All of our books are hardcover and make the perfect gift from parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles or dear friends.

We hope your daughter will love his personalized big sister book as much as we do!

Phil, Stacey, Brad and Ken


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