Birthday Surprise - A
Personalized Story (for adults)
Are you looking for a fun birthday gift for that special friend or other adult in your life?
Then consider this personalized birthday story.
Read the page by page sample text below this page.
Here is why many people find this book to be a unique birthday gift especially
to their adult friends.
The story is about the 10 keys to success in your friend's life all presented in
a humorous way.
is personalized with their names, names of friends, hometown, date of birth, and
We'll also add a special message from you like "Happy 40th Birthday!" or
something unique that only your friend will understand! We do not charge
for this, just request it on your order form.
This is a birthday gift that can be kept for a long time and anyone you
give it to will remember you for a long time since your name will be printed in
the book as well as the date you are giving it.
Gina: " I just wanted to let
you know that the book arrived today, and I absolutely LOVE IT!! What a
wonderful, special gift to give to a special friend............I am sure this
will be very special to her! Thanks so much!"
Please also note that we have a
of this story which would be a great gift to give to that special child in your
The text of the story is different but the illustrations are the same.
|Sample page illustration
Book # 505b Hard Cover, 35 pages, 6 3/4" x 8
1/4", for adults
A detailed story of
this book is given below. We guarantee satisfaction so
there is no risk when you order our books.
Please provide the following
information when ordering:-
- Book Number
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Last Name
- Birth date
- Home town
- Names of up to 3 friends
- Dedication (e.g. with love
- Name of the person giving the
- Date the book is given
My Birthday Surprise - Detailed Story
Note: As you read the story below
substitute the underlined information with yours. This is just a sample
story, your book will be made using the information you provide listed above.
- Page 1 - Book title and picture
Please note that the
illustrations are the same as those for the child version, 2 page samples
- Page 2 - Picture illustration
- Page 3 - "My Birthday
Surprise" was created especially for Michael Jeremy Smith,
with love from, Mom and Dad, November 9, 2000.
- Page 4 - Yes, it was birthday
time again, November 9th. Mike Smith of Atlanta,
had reached yet another major plateau in his life - age 23. Mike
was a high flier, a born leader, and a man of many accomplishments.
There was no doubt about it - Mike was a legend in his own mind.
- Page 5 - Picture illustrations
- Page 6 - More illustrations
- Page 7 - Larry, Wayne and
Bob had planned a big birthday bash for Mike this year.
Hand-written invitations had been sent to all his friends. Fortunately
for Larry, Wayne and Bob, the job had been very easy. Only a
few invitations had to be written.
- Page 8 - Larry, Wayne and
Bob had spent a lot of time developing a theme for this special birthday
party. It was -
Mike Smith: The ten
keys to success in your life
theme was a very popular one. The party was packed.
- Page 9 - Picture illustrations
- Page 10 - More illustrations
- Page 11 - Larry, Wayne and Bob started
his success story by explaining that the path Mike had followed
through life had been met with a series of closed doors. Over the
years, judging from the shape of his beak, many of these doors had been
slammed in his face. Despite these setbacks, Mike had still
managed to become a success in Atlanta. It was evident that
these ten keys had worked a miracle for Mike.
- Page 12 - Mike and the rest of the party
group were quiet when Larry, Wayne and Bob announced the first
key to his success:
full of hot air."
had devoted much of his life to achieving this goal. Those who knew him
agreed that he was definitely full of it.
- Page 13 - Picture illustrations
- Page 14 - More illustrations
- Page 15 - The second key of
Mike maintained his
youthful appearance by following a strict exercise program. His favorite
activity seemed to be jogging to the refrigerator. Unfortunately, staying
young was difficult after 23 birthday celebrations. In fact,
lighting the candles on his birthday cake was considered a fire hazard for Mike
and everyone else present at the party.
- Page 16 - Believing that :
Mountain is too hard to climb" was
another component of the success formula for Mike. Anyone who
had ever seen Mike demolish a mountain of ice cream topped with
whipped cream and a cherry realized the truth of this statement. He
could whittle it down in seconds.
- Page 17 - Picture illustrations
- Page 18 - More illustrations
- Page 19 - The fourth key was a
critical factor in making Mike the success he is:
yourself with intelligent, responsible people."
Mike always kept snapshots of his trusted friends in his
wallet. Come to think of it, that was about all you could find in his
- Page 20 - The excitement of the
party had almost been too much for everyone. They decided to briefly
interrupt this spell-binding "Success Story" and have Mike
open his many gifts. Nobody had trouble buying Mike a
present. After all, what can't you buy for a man who needs everything?
- Page 21 - Picture illustrations
- Page 22 - More illustrations
- Page 23 - After watching Mike
open his gifts, the anxious crowd was eager to hear the fifth key to his
success. It was: "Don't
be a horse's .....behind."
Unfortunately, Mike couldn't help himself. It was just his
- Page 24 - The saga of Mike
continued. The next key to his success was:
"Enjoy the sweet things in life." There are many sweet things in life: the
presence of a wonderful companion, adventure-filled vacations and lots of
money. Whenever Mike wanted to enjoy sweet things, he went to
his pantry. This was the only source of sweet things for Mike.
- Page 25 - Picture illustrations
- Page 26 - More illustrations
- Page 27 - The seventh key was
vitally important for social climbers like Mike:
forget from whence you came."
On his long climb up the ladder of success, Mike never once forgot
his roots. He was so very proud of all his ancestors.
- Page 28 - To really be
successful, you must "Only
play games you can win." Talented
individuals like Mike pride themselves on their athletic and
business prowess. Very few adults had ever beaten Mike at any
of his favorite games. Everybody knew he would have a temper tantrum
if they did.
- Page 29 - Picture illustrations
- Page 30 - More illustrations
- Page 31 -
your own horn" was
certainly another vital part of his success formula. Everyone agreed
that if Mike didn't blow his own horn, nobody would do it for
him. In fact he kept stacks of horns and whistles handy for all the
important moments in his life. Mike would do almost anything to
call attention to himself!
- Page 32 - Mike always
maintained that, to be successful, you must
yourself as you want to
thought that once he was successful, his portrait would be hung in the homes
of all his friends.
- Page 33 - Picture illustrations
- Page 34 - More illustrations
- Page 35 - Dear Mike:
Now you know the ten keys to the success in your life. We had originally
planned to have you say a few words, but we remembered that brevity is not one
of your ten keys. Congratulations on yet another "successful"
year. Happy Birthday!
November 9, 2008
Surprise - Child version