I See Me! are some the best personalized books out there on the market. I was able to look at a couple of samples, and I am impressed. My kids love the sample books, so I am seriously considering getting them their own. There have several different books to pick from, but I am just going to review the two that I received.
The first thing that jumps out at you is the illustrations in this book. They are some of the most detailed I have seen in a kids book ever. My Very Own Name has each page spelling out your child's name. They also have a cute saying to go with it. Being that we are working on letter sounds and spelling with Madison, this is something very helpful to us. When you get to the end of the book, your child's name will be completely spelled out (first and last). There also is an animal encyclopedia. It tells you about each animal in the book. For example, an elephant can weigh up to 13,000 lbs and a daddy emus sit on the eggs to keep them warm! This book also includes your child's birthday and a dedication from the sender. This is definitely for both boys and girls from 0 – 8 years old.
My Very Own Fairy Tale is for girls ages 0 – 12 years old. This book has fairies spelling your little girls first and last name in rhyme. The illustrations in this book too are awesome. You just don't see this in kids books. At the end of this book, there is “The Fairy Patch”. It is a listing of all the fairies in the book. Each fairy is named after a plant, so they is also a little bit about each plant. For example, we learned that growers harvest cranberries by flooding their fields with water and iris is the Greek word for rainbow. This too has a personal dedication in it from the sender.
Both of these books are a hit in my house. This is definitely a great gift for not only your children, but for that kid in your life that seems to have everything. These books have already gotten hours of use at my house.