A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Give the Gift of Reading with I See Me! Personalized Books {A Review & Giveaway}

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Give the Gift of Reading with I See Me! Personalized Books {A Review & Giveaway}

**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own. 

Toys! Toys! Toys!

When we think Christmas gifts for kids, our minds typically jump right to toys, right? Kids love getting new toys for the holidays, and who can blame them? But then comes January and all those toys that your child HAD to have for Christmas are now sitting on a shelf collecting dust! If you're a mom, you know just what I mean!

Of course, we want to give our little ones a great Christmas with gifts they will love, but we also don't want to waste oou money on something that will be forgotten soon enough. We want gifts they will love not just on Christmas morning, but for months and years to come! In my family, books are a great solution! My children love books, and they tend to go back to them much more than they do toys! For my son, one of his favorite types of books are personalized books from I See Me!

I have shared our love of these fun books on a few occasions, but for those who are unfamiliar, I See Me! books offer personalized children's books in a variety of stories perfect for ALL kids. Their mission is to ' increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.'

My son currently has three books from I See Me! and he loves each and every one. Though he has moved on to chapter books for the most part, he still loves coming back to these books that are all about HIM. He loves finding his name not just in the story, but throughout the artwork as well. For a kid, that has to be the coolest thing ever. So, when I asked him what he would like to get for his two-year-old sister this year, he thought it was about time that she have a personalized I See Me! book as well. With so many great options, there is a little something for everyone, but for her, we did not have to look much further than one of their new books, It's Fancy To Be Me!

In It’s Fancy to Be Me, your little girl gets dressed up and jets off to fabulous places all over the world! She dons a beret in Paris, an elegant opera gown in Milan, a powdered wig in Versailles, a fluffy fur hat in Russia, a sparkling gold crown in Egypt and much more. At the end of the story, your child learns that, although it’s fun to dress up and be fancy, the most fashionable thing in the whole world is to just be herself! 

The book is personalized with her name on the cover and throughout the text and illustrations, and the character is customized with your child’s hair color and skin tone. You can even upload her photo to be printed in the storybook and include a printed dedication from you to make it an extra-special gift. Written by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Yusuf Doganay. 

My Finley certainly knows fancy! One of her favorite things is dressing up in frilly princess dresses, jewelry and high heels. She loves makeup and anything that sparkles. The girlier the better for my girl. She truly is my fancy little girl! This was the perfect choice for her! I have to admit, this one might just be my favorite one yet (okay, okay...I enjoy fancy things too). It truly is ideal for the little girl who likes to dress up and pretend. I personally loved the look at what is 'fancy' around the world too, and I know as my daughter gets a little older, she will enjoy that as well. There could not be a better Christmas gift for every fancy girl!

But I also love everything Christmas, including Christmas books! I See Me! also offers these with selections like 'My Night Before Christmas' or 'A Christmas Bear For Me'. I love them!! These will surely become holiday keepsakes that your little ones will treasure year after year!

Speaking of holiday keepsakes, I See Me! offers fun personalized ornaments for kids! For many, buying new ornaments for your child each year is a favorite holiday tradition and these ornaments can be a fun way to do that... featuring your child's picture, you can watch them grow throughout the years! I absolutely love these!

But these are only some of the many fabulous selections available. This book and others from I See Me! make the perfect personalized children's gifts for Christmas and all gift giving occasions, but they also offer a variety of other fun gift ideas like Lunchboxes / Puzzles /Coloring BooksPlacemats / Stickers and Growth ChartsYou can find out more and connect at the links below:

Twitter:  @ISeeMe_Maia 

Email promos/discounts and updates:  http://www.iseeme.com/preference-center.html

And I have great news! One very lucky reader is going to have the chance to win a book of their choice from I See Me! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery 

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  1. Love these personalized books!! What wonder and awe a child has seeing a book just about them!! So special!!

  2. I would choose this cute book for my grandson;My Night Before Christmas Personalized Book-

  3. I had gotten a book from them for my grandaughter's first birthday and it was high quality. I loved it

  4. My son loves his I See Me personalized book! I'd love one for my daughter too! They are great!

  5. These books are such a cool idea! My grandson loves books and would certainly enjoy having one. Thank-you for this awesome chance. :)

  6. I would choose The Super, Incredible Big Sister for the big sis in our house! :) Thanks for the chance

  7. I'd like to get one of these for each of my great-nephews - they're twins!

  8. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    I love this company - personalized books are such a neat gift.

  9. My little kids would love these. This is such a great idea for CHristmas.

  10. I love these books their so great for kids

  11. These are great! My husband had a book from his aunt when he was five that was personalized. He still has it and loved it as a child!

  12. My grandchildren have unusual names so finding some that is personalized for them is hard. This would be great!

  13. I have 3 of these books and they are beautiful!

  14. would make a great gift for my nephew

  15. I love ISeeMe! I would love to get a book for my daughter that is due in February! :)

  16. I know a little girl who would LOVE to have a book written about her!


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