Monday, May 21, 2012

Shake, Rattle, & Roll *Sponsor Spotlight* I See Me Personalized Books, Toddler Package

Welcome to I See Me! where we provide the highest quality, most personalized children's books available. We opened for business in May of 2000, after a year of active product development. My husband Allan and I received a personalized book as a gift for our first son in 1998. While we loved the fact that it was personalized, we thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child. Thus I See Me! was born.

Animals bring letters one by one to spell out your child's first and last name in rhyme! At the end, they celebrate because they have created the perfect name for the child.

Our girls love books!! They go to the library every week with my husband and check out new books. We read to them every night after getting ready for bed, and that is their routine. Books are a big part of our lives because we both feel that reading is the best way for them to learn and there's nothing better than watching your child get excited at story time! They actually have an over flowing large tote of books in their playroom because we need a book case!

With McKenzie's birthday fast approaching (May 29) I decided to get My Very Own Name for her. She has not received this book yet because it's her special present that she'll open on her birthday. As soon as it arrived however, I read the story.

I was unsure of the prices of their books because they're pretty high, retailing at $25-$40. When I took the book out of the package I was quite surprised. It's a nice thick, glossy hardback book with  amazing art. The pages are also thick, a huge plus when you're involving children. I do not like thin, flimsy pages on books because they're quickly ripped and no good without being covered in tape.

The point of this book is that the animals are celebrating the birth of the baby and they go through the forest to spell out the perfect name. You provide your child's first and last name, and the different animals go through and spell it. I also pointed out the capital K in her name and it was correct in the book :)

I See Me offers such a variety of books to choose from! They have sibling books, fairytales, pirates, birthdays, why god loves you, and another of my favorites... The World According To Me. This book retails for $40 but this will be a MUST for Madison's 5th birthday in October. When I first saw this book I envisioned each of the girls filling it out at ages 5 and 10. Seeing how they view the world, and how much that will change in 5 years. 

I know we will be purchasing plenty of books from I See Me and I really like what they have to offer! As a new fan, I am excited to see what might come up in the future as well. If I could, I'd get all three of the girls every book they sell!

I still think that the books are a little too high, BUT I after seeing one in person and the quality of work, I understand and respect their prices.

Come back on May 22 for a chance to win a book!