I received a FREE copy of one of the I SEE ME! Books in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own opinions, and no other compensation was received.
I was a strange kid.
I was a strange kid. I spent a great deal of my childhood living inside my own head in worlds and creations that only I could see… only I could experience. To say that I had an active imagination does not even begin to explain it.
My bathroom mirrors in the morning weren’t mirrors. They were television cameras. I was a successful vlogger (video blogger) in my imagination long before vlogging existed. Every morning, as I got ready for school, I would host this show in my head. I was a STAR!
I think that this is the reason that these books resonate so well with me. The I SEE ME! Books give children the chance to STAR in their own books. The main character(s) is personalized to look just like the child who will receive the book with gender, hair color, and skin color chosen for the child. As a mother, I appreciate being able to personalize the book. It is that much easier for the child to embrace the story and become the character in the book since the character so strongly resembles the child.
I chose the “We Go Together Like” personalized story book for my twin nieces. My nieces may be twins, but they are not identical. One sister has red hair while the other has blond hair. The “We Go Together Like” story book is one that has two personalized characters.
As I was scrolling through their selections of books, I was really impressed by the images. But since these images were samples, I was nervous that my books might look more… cut and pasted. I am delighted to say that my book is equal in quality to any sample on the site. The book appears as though my nieces’ characters were always meant to be there.
The illustrations are all fun and vibrant. The dog, cat, bird, and bee follow the characters through the book as well and share the characters’ emotions.
As an Educator
As an educator, I am in love with the name recognition that the book encourages. The child’s name appears on at least every other page. In addition, the child’s name is written in cursive, print, and typewritten to encourage that same name recognition in different forms. Name and word recognition is an important reading skill. Teaching the littles to spell his/her name would be easier and more fun with I SEE ME! Books.
Emotions are a huge theme in this book in particular. The “We Go Together Like” book in particular offers a great opportunity to discuss the feelings of the characters and why each character feels that way. As my nieces grow a little older, we can use the book to talk about synonyms and antonyms. We can discuss likes and differences and learn to appreciate both in life.
There are lots of valuable lessons in this book, and I have no doubt that my nieces will discover some that I never even considered. Children are good at that.
Perfect for gift giving!
You can put an I SEE ME! Book in your child’s Easter basket. Long after the chocolate bunny is gone, this book will still be blessing. These books would be fabulous for birthdays, Christmas, or Just Because. I admit that Just Because is my favorite holiday.
Along with books, they also have lunch boxes, puzzles, coloring books, place mats, stickers, and growth charts.
Alright Trisha! I’m sold. Where can I find these books?
I’m so glad you asked. You can find out more about the I SEE ME! Books at the links below.