Review by Christine:
I See Me.com provides the highest quality, most personalized children’s books available. I See Me! opened for business in May of 2000, after Maia Haag, author and CEO of I See Me! Inc. received a personalized book as a gift for her son but thought that the illustrations could have been much better and the story more customized to the child.
The first book titled My Very Own Name was developed a to provide an educational book that would teach young children how to recognize letters and spell their names. The I See Me! mission is to increase self esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of each book 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.
I See Me! books have become popular among celebrities including Courteney Cox, Brooke Shields and Jessica Alba.
The book I selected for my three and a half year-old daughter is My Very Own Fairy Tale. This enchanting storybook is a powerful way to show a child how absolutely unique and special she is. My Very Own Fairy Tale is a hardcover, professionally bound book that transports little girls into a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown her as their fairy princess.
Beautifully illustrated fairies bring letters one by one to spell out the child’s name, while describing character traits that make the recipient alone the perfect princess. I particularly appreciate that most of these traits are related to positive, empowering character traits such as being smart, creative, brave, a good friend and energetic. This award-winning storybook retails for $32.95 and makes a keepsake for new baby girls through age 12!
As an added touch, this educational book included Avery’s birth date, a printed dedication to the sender, and an illustrated Fairy Patch featuring 62 fairies with interesting facts about their flowers and berries. The book was written by Maia Haag, illustrated by Joyce Patti, and made in the USA.
In addition to My Own Fairy Tale there are numerous other titles; including pirates, birthdays, big sister/brother and religious themes. There is sure to be a story that will surprise and delight every child.
When My Own Fairy Tale arrived Avery thought it was another normal book after she opened the package. When I convinced her to open the cover she was SO surprised to see her name on the very first page. She wanted to stop what she was doing and sit down to read the whole book cover-to-cover. My Own Fairy Tale was the bedtime book of choice for several days and now has earned it’s own special place in her book collection.
Christine is our in house baby product reviewer. She has two children that are quite adorable, one is 3 1/2 months old and the other is three and in my son’s preschool class. When she’s not taking maternity leave she works at the local children’s hospital