The good: The story exceeded my expectation and the personalization features are enough to actually make the avatar look kind of like me. I like the touch of "Miller Park" being added into the story instead of just "the stadium". Oh, and the direct to store option was welcomed. Easily 5 stars on this aspect of the book. The bad: I've literally had the book for less than 24 hours and the binding is cracking and a page is already coming loose. In my excitement to share, it's only been passed around (opened and read) 4-5 times! Knowing a little about bookmaking myself, it doesn't actually look like bookbinding glue (usually white or clear) is used in the binding process but rather a cheaper yellow/gold glue. Based on this, a 3-10 year old would certainly destroy this book (perhaps even with parental oversight). The poor binding really detracts from the overall product. This aspect of the book=1 star.
Gave as a gift to new parents. They loved it for their child, because favorite team, personalized book which includes child's name and a book with a character that "looks" like child. Only one complaint is when ordering as a gift Hallmark shipping does not allow gift option which gives all customer information to sender.
Love the idea but when I received the book I was very disapppinted. The front and back cover don't line up, and the pages on the top are curved like there was water damage. I would not expect this after paying so much money for a book!