*I was sent a personalized copy of "My Very Own Fairy Tale" from I See Me! Personalized Children's Books to facilitate a review and share it to my readers. Thoughts are my own.
If there's one thing I have that I want to impart to my daughter, that is the love for reading. As far as I can remember I started reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys at age 9 and I borrowed these books from a collection which my older cousins have. At this very young age, I have started exposing my daughter to books-reading to her bedtime and Bible stories. Many times I see her pretending to read aloud, I just hope that she will continue with it until she "really" knows how to read.
She was so excited when she saw My Very Own Fairy Tale storybook that has colorful illustration and graphics. For a toddler like her, I know that her attention was caught by the pages abounding in color. Since she cannot read yet, she was not able to detect that it was personalized with her own name in it, and that she is the main character of the story.
I See Me! is a high-quality personalized children's book. The business opened in 2000 by husband and wife tandem Allan who is a graphic designer and Maia, a writer. Their goal was to make an educational book that would teach young children how to recognize letters and spell their names.
Our 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 Very Own Fairy Tale is all about a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown a little girl as their fairy princess. Just like any other little girl my daughter loves princess and fairy stories that's why she was so eager to hear the story again and again most especially when her name was mentioned (she was used of me using her name in bedtime stories).
Attractively illustrated fairies bring letters one by one to spell out the child's name, with a description of the character traits that make the recipient alone the perfect princess.What she didn't know is-her name was the one actually on the book! I know for a fact that when the time comes that she can already read then she will appreciate the book more.
The storybook not only served a story but also a tool for me to teach my daughter in recognizing the letters of the alpahbet and even the letters of her name.
As a parent, I really really love the book, most especially the dedication page which include the child's full name along with her birthday plus a short message from the parents. It gives the receiver the feeling of being important and special. The personalization along with the message doubles the value of the book which can be considered the owner's childhood treasure in the future.
I See Me! Personalized Children's Book is the best bet for a unique and extraordinary gift for birthdays and other special occasions. You can check out their website for more information about other storybooks or boardbooks. In fact there is also a virtual book tour which shows the content of each so you will have an idea of what to choose depending on the receiver's personality.
You may also check out other personalized products from their website which are categorized according to theme and ocassion.